Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, said over the weekend that the northern United States will see a COVID-19 spike because schools are reopening.

  • “There is evidence that the rate of growth in the cases in the South is starting to decline. I think that this week you may see some of the states that have been the outbreak states start to tip over in terms of showing less cases on a daily basis,” said Gottlieb on ”Face the Nation.”
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Where will the delta variant hit next?

Gottlieb said the delta variant has been surging through the Southern United States due to low vaccination rates. But the Northern U.S. might see a spike soon.

  • “The epidemic is clearly slowing in states like Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri. But at the same time, we now see the virus spreading to northern states,” Gottlieb said on ”Face the Nation” over the weekend.

How to keep kids safe from the delta variant

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House medical adviser on the coronavirus, said the country can avoid spreading the coronavirus to children if people take proper precautions at school and outside of it.

  • “You surround them with those who can be vaccinated, whoever they are, teachers, personnel in the school, anyone, get them vaccinated. So, protect the kids with a shield of vaccinated people,” Fauci told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
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Children have been getting infected with the delta variant of the novel coronavirus. And, in some cases, it has led to severe illness. For example, two children died at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, due to their COVID-19 severe illness, per WMC-TV.

Fauci told NBC’s “Meet the Press” there are children who can’t get vaccinated right now, so schools need to take proper precautions to save them.

  • “For the kids who can’t get vaccinated, that’s the reason why we’re having a strong recommendation that, in the schools, everybody should wear a mask, whether or not you’re vaccinated.”
  • “We’ve got to protect the children,” he said.