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Anita Henderson discusses latest study on pediatric COVID-19 cases

According to a recent study by the University of Mississippi Medical Center, pediatric COVID-19 cases could be “substantially higher” than reported.

Anita S. Henderson, MD, pediatrician at Hattiesburg Clinic The Pediatric Clinic and president of the Mississippi Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, spoke with Mississippi Public Broadcasting about how this affects children and what parents can do to keep their children and family safe.

“Children usually do really well [with COVID-19], but we have had several deaths in Mississippi,” Henderson said. “It’s not just the mortality rate that’s important to note. It is also morbidity. We are seeing kids suffer from the long-term effects and post-acute symptoms of COVID-19, similar to those in adults. We don’t want our children to suffer from the brain fog, headaches, fatigue just like the adults are suffering.”

“While children can’t get vaccinated against coronavirus at this time, it is so important for the parents, grandparents, teachers and coaches to get vaccinated in order to protect the children.”

Follow the link for the full story (MPB): http://mississippiedition.mpbonline.org/episodes/31021-pediatrics-covid-private-prisons-southern-remedy-healt

Tate Rutland

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