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Children's Hospital Physician-in-Chief remarks on pediatric COVID-19 cases at the governor's press conference

This week, Children's Hospital's Pediatrician-in-Chief, Dr. Mark Kline, traveled to Baton Rouge to address the press and the state on the impact the Delta Variant of COVID-19 is impacting children. Unlike the first or second wave of the virus rapidly sweeping through our community, this time, kids are at much higher risk to become very ill.

A pediatric infectious disease specialist by training, Dr. Kline remarked, "This delta variant is every infectious disease specialist's worst nightmare. There was a myth that children were somehow immune. It has become very clear that children are heavily impacted."

The governor and physician leaders from across the state urged those who are able to get vaccinated, and for all to mask-up to protect themselves and others from the Delta Variant.