Growing Number of Pediatric COVID-19 Cases
While most children might not experience severe symptoms of COVID-19, physicians are concerned about the increase in pediatric COVID-19 cases as they are still unsure about the long-term effects of the virus.
In recent weeks, Mississippi saw its highest number of pediatric COVID-19 cases with three reported COVID-19-related deaths among adolescents under 20.
Anita S. Henderson, MD, a pediatrician at The Pediatric Clinic and president-elect of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, expressed her concerns regarding the growing number of pediatric cases on air with Mississippi Public Broadcasting and WAPT News in Jackson, Miss.
“We see pediatric cases with coronavirus all the time,” Henderson said. “Over the last two weeks, we have seen our highest number of pediatric coronavirus in my clinic.”
“We really don’t know what the long-term complications of coronavirus could be on children or on adults. And again, children will spread the virus, they do not live in a bubble. They have parents that have to take care of them, they have siblings,” Henderson said.
Follow the link for the full story (MPB): https://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/news/doctors-express-concern-about-increased-pediatric-coronavirus-cases/
Follow the link for the full story (WAPT): https://www.wapt.com/article/growing-number-of-pediatric-covid-19-cases-worries-doctors/34877117