COVID Now Hitting Kids
By Micah Halpern
Saturday October 2, 2021
There has been a dramatic change in the COVID numbers of children seriously affected by the virus.
The only real numbers come from Israel – which, as I have said many times before, is most transparent with their COVID numbers. And unfortunately, Israel has seen an upward trend in the hospitalizations of children.
In September more than 50 children were hospitalized with COVID. 40 of these children displayed life threatening symptoms and were put on ventilators.
It is clear that the change was brought on by the Delta Variant.
Professor Tzachi Grossman, head of the Israeli Pediatric Association, explained to YNET that: "COVID is often more than a mild illness … There are serious complications and we must do everything we can to prevent infections."
Dr. Adi Klein, who heads the pediatric ward at the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera, said that they were receiving increasingly younger patients with severe COVID-19 complications for treatment.
She said: "We used to get mostly teens, but now we see small children too, as young as 4 and 5, who come to us in serious condition due to complications of COVID … COVID is mild in most children, but once tens of thousands of children are infected, some of them will end up developing more severe illness."
This is not news we had hoped to hear.
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