The children were very touched by the Omicron wave
The American Academy of Pediatrics issued an alert on Tuesday, January 4. “Cases of Covid-19 in American children have reached the highest number of cases ever reported since the beginning of the pandemic,” it warned via a statement published on its website.
NBC News reported data and at least nine states reported record numbers of Covid-related pediatric hospitalizations: Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and the nation’s capital, Washington. At Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, the number of pediatric hospitalizations, at nearly 70 patients, reportedly exceeded the peak of patients during the Delta variant wave this summer.
Many specialists and doctors are afraid that the number of serious cases, which are still very low, will increase during the month of January. “I think a lot of parents are relying on the idea that if their child is healthy, it’s very unlikely that he or she will get sick from Covid. That’s not true,” Amy Edwards, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital University Hospital in Cleveland, told NBC News.
It’s an indisputable fact that was later echoed by Dr. Fauci. “If you look at the children who are hospitalized, many of them are hospitalized with COVID, rather than because of COVID…if a child comes into the hospital, they are automatically tested for COVID and they are counted as an individual hospitalized for COVID,” he clarified at a press briefing on December 31.