The Latest – NBC News: Child COVID cases hit new record

Parents are on alert as child COVID cases set a new record. Last week alone, 580-thousand kids tested positive. That’s nearly triple the number from just before Christmas. The CDC says more children are also being hospitalized than ever before amid the omicron variant.

While President Biden is headed to Georgia today to speak on voting rights, but some influential activists won’t attend. They say he’s coming without a plan for new laws and tweeted that instead of a speech, the Senate should be deciding on legislation to protect voting rights.

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