Children fuel English COVID case rise after slow vaccine start

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Reuters

By Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) – The spread of COVID-19 among children in England is fuelling a recent rise in cases nationally and causing concern among some scientists that vaccines are being rolled out in schools too slowly, risking the welfare of children and adults alike. COVID-19 cases in Britain as a whole are much higher than in other European countries and are rising. On Friday one survey suggested prevalence was at its highest level since January, with 8% of secondary school children infected. Vaccination rates for the age group in England are lagging those in many European count…

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