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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Pediatric researchers are investigating whether Covid-19 is becoming more severe for children now that variants are causing localized flare-ups, even as U.S. cases overall decline.

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...By early April, the rate of Covid-19 cases in young kids and early teens began surpassing that of those 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest CDC data suggest the trend is continuing. At the same time, hospitalizations for children with Covid-19 aren't falling as much as for those 18 and up. That has researchers concerned that variants may be affecting youths in new ways, including a rare inflammatory disease that has been linked to Covid-19 infection.

"The big concern is that we've left a whole population of children unprotected," said Adrienne Randolph, a critical-care doctor at Boston Children's Hospital who is leading the CDC-funded research.

Cases of the rare disease, called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C, totaled more than 2,000 in February and surpassed 3,000 by April 1, according to the CDC, which will soon update its tally....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-11 02:28 PM | Reply

I don't know whats wrong with these kids today.

Who can understand anything they say?

They are disobedient, disrespectful oafs. Noisy, crazy, sloppy, lazy loafers.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-05-11 02:40 PM | Reply

WCPGW?

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-05-11 03:41 PM | Reply

But it's really, really important to relax the seating guidelines and get those kids back into schools before we have COVID-19 under control. It's the most important thing, after opening up the bars in Florida for Spring Break, even.

#4 | Posted by chuffy at 2021-05-11 07:56 PM | Reply

@#$ ... But it's really, really important to relax the seating guidelines and get those kids back into schools ...

I am of two minds on this one.

Here in Connecticut it was shown that average transmission is schools was no worse than average transmission at home.

Parse that previous sentence carefully, it is an important one.

Some people will say that the schools are no worse than the homes, so send the kids to school.

Other people will say that their homes have less transmission than the average, so they do not want to send their kids to the school where the rates are higher.

It is a brutal decision for a parent to have to make.


#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-11 08:24 PM | Reply

"Here in Connecticut it was shown that average transmission is schools was no worse than average transmission at home."

But tansmission at home is high, because so many people are staying home, and thus increasing the rate.

So, that's not a good thing, any way you slice it.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-05-11 09:02 PM | Reply

@#6 ... But transmission at home is high, because so many people are staying home, and thus increasing the rate. ...

"...transmission at home is high...tansmission at home is high..

(apologies for the spelling editing)

Maybe, but the average transmission at home was shown to be the same as at schools.

So what is a parent at a "lower transmissions at home" to do?

Let me be a bit more blunt...

There are parents who eschew masking in their social circle.

There are parents who use masking in their social circles.

The average at home transmission rate is the same for both of those environments when you lump them both into the same environment.

And that is the problem.

The lumping together of those who take precautions with those who do not.


#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-11 09:46 PM | Reply

I'm not sure I am feeling it. Social circle is one thing, but who wears masks at home?

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-05-12 12:46 AM | Reply

Kids are magically immune to the China virus.

- Oompa Loompa

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-05-12 07:55 AM | Reply

#5 | Posted by LampLighter

Transmission in the home if someone is infected is quite high. Especially if they are not properly quarantined from everyone else in the home. You will find a lot of couples have COVID at the same time. Seniors coming in with both of them infected and needing hospitalization and such.

#10 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-05-12 08:25 AM | Reply

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