Some youth sports are driving COVID clusters – but schools themselves are not, Northwestern doctor advises


Students wait at socially distanced intervals as they arrive for in-person classes outside a school Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in New York. The coronavirus is infecting a rising number of American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears driven by school reopenings and the resumption of sports, playdates and other activities. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Chief medical officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Dr. Jeffrey Kopin joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss a new report from the CDC that points to youth sports as a driving force behind the recent surge in COVID clusters across the country and Illinois opening vaccine availability to everyone over the age of sixteen.

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