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Kids are likely to be vectors for fast-spreading new strains: Former US FDA chief
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The former head of the US Food and Drug Administration has said that children are likely to become "focal points" of the spread of the coronavirus as new and more contagious variants pose a threat.

Quote:Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Monday: "I think the reality is that kids are becoming more likely to be vectors of these new variants."

"The old assumptions about children and children [not] driving community spread were based on the original strain of this virus," he said.

"With these new, more contagious variants, I think we're going to see that children and schools do become more of a focal point of spread."


He was speaking as the Delta variant is quickly taking up a higher share of coronavirus infections in the US, and the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned earlier this month that the variant could soon become dominant in the US, like it has in the UK.

Last week President Joe Biden supports reopening schools for in-person teaching this fall, and Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City announced last month that all the city's public schools would reopen in September with no remote option.

Gottlieb said he expects more of an emphasis on children and teenagers vaccinated in light of the Delta variant spreading.

The US has authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 and higher, and thousands of kids have been vaccinated since.



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