Half of the U.S. population has been infected with the new crown at least once

Data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday showed that as of February 2022, 60% of Americans had been infected with the new coronavirus , and the infection rate in children was as high as 75%. The highly contagious Omicron variant is one of the main reasons. Some experts say increased immunity across the population may offer some protection against future waves of infection. Administration officials also believe the numbers portend a new phase in the development of the pandemic in which infections may be common but cause relatively little harm. U.S. data show that infection rates among children and adolescents increased the most during the Omikron epidemic, likely due to low vaccination rates. The population over the age of 65 saw the smallest increase, and they have the highest vaccination rates. As of February 2022, three out of every four children and teens in the U.S. have been infected with the coronavirus, compared with only one-third of older adults.

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