Doctors in San Antonio hospitals are reporting a spike in the number of children admitted with severe COVID-19 symptoms.
According to San Antonio Express-News physicians are saying that the alarming number of cases are a direct result of the spread of the delta variant, which is more contagious than any other of the coronavirus variants that we’ve seen.
“We’re literally holding our breath because school opens up today and next week as well … That’s kind of what the big concerns in the next few weeks are for all of us,” said Dr. Ted Wu, director of University Hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit.
One of the most worrisome aspects of this new trend is the fact that it can affect babies, toddlers, and young children. None of them are eligible to get a vaccine just yet.
As of last Monday, 24 kids infected with Covid-19 were hospitalized.
While many people say that this shouldn’t worry us since the mortality rate in children is very low, the reality is that while many of them will probably survive the virus we still don’t know what sort of side effects they might have to go through for the rest of their lives. experience side effects.
According to Dr. Wu, in previous stages of the pandemic, many children infected with COVID were being brought in for other reasons such as traumatic injuries and their covid symptoms were almost non-existent, this time, they’re being brought in with respiratory symptoms, a direct effect of COVID.