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10 year old Virginia Girl Dies From Covid 19

NBC affiliate WAVY reports that Another child under the age of 10 died of Covid 19 in Virginia. The child who died was in the Eastern health region. Additional details were not released to protect the privacy of the child and family.

This comes the day after WAVY reported the death of 10-year-old Teresa Sperry, whose family said she died of Covid 19.  The Virginia Department of Health is reporting that five children under the age of 10 have died of, while eight children ages 10-19 have died of the virus.

Pfizer-BioNTech submitted data to the Food and Drug Administration to clear its Covid 19 vaccine for use in children ages 5 to 11.The FDA is expected to take at least several weeks to analyze data collected in a trial that included more than 2,000 children before it would grant emergency use authorization.A formal submission to request emergency use authorization of the companies’ vaccine is expected to follow in the coming weeks. While the Pfizer vaccine has been available for Americans 12 and older since May, millions of elementary school-age children are still vulnerable.

Millions of those children returned to classrooms for in-person instruction in recent weeks, with some districts requiring masks and others not, in one of the nation’s most hotly debated topics. Pfizer said its two-dose Covid 19 vaccine has shown to be safe, while prompting a “well tolerated” and “robust” antibody response among the younger, targeted group.

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