CDC Chief Rochelle Walensky Blames Youth Sports for Coronavirus Uptick

CDC Chief Rochelle Walensky Blames Youth Sports for Coronavirus Uptick


Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has blamed the return of youth sports for an uptick in coronavirus cases across the country.

“We are learning that many outbreaks in young people are related to youth sports and extracurricular activities,’’ Walensky said at a White House briefing on Monday, the New York Post reported.

“This is among 18- to 24-year-olds where we’re actually seeing some peaks in cases,” Walensky added. “Cases are increasing nationally, and we’re seeing this predominantly in younger adults.”

Walensky also said that the CDC is still advising youth sports to be “limited” in the face of the pandemic, but if states and school systems ignore that advice, more outbreaks will occur.

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“The latest daily average of new US cases in the past week is 4,970, she said — up 3 percent from the daily average during the previous seven-day period,” the

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