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Coronavirus Roundup: Trump Administration is ‘Quietly’ Planning for Vaccine Distribution; NIH Enrolls Participants in Critical Phase of Two Antibody Trials

August 11, 2020

President Trump said during a briefing on Monday evening that he still believes children are immune from the coronavirus and, “They don’t get very sick. They don’t catch it easily.” However, a new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association found there was a 90% increase in the number of coronavirus cases among children nationwide in the last four weeks. The age range varied by state, but the majority used ages 0 to 19. “We all have to take this virus seriously, including taking care of our children,” Dr. Sean O’Leary, vice chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases, told CNN. This comes amid the debate of how schools, colleges and universities should handle classes in the fall. Here are some other recent headlines you might have missed.