Whereas the racial demographics nationwide have been extra blended than in Hasan’s clinic, physicians do not but perceive what causes lengthy COVID and why sure kids get it.
Some speculate it could possibly be the immune system going into overdrive. So, docs are borrowing therapies utilized in different post-viral syndromes, like mononucleosis, Epstein-Barr, and Lyme illness, therapies that work finest when signs are detected early.
The quickest approach to forestall extra of those circumstances, docs say, extra vaccinations.
All of this stays troubling as a result of most kids will not be but eligible for the vaccine. In some components of the nation, like right here in Mississippi, grownup vaccination charges stay low, and that places kids at better danger.
Kevin Bass was an lively and good-spirited 5-year-old boy. Then, at some point final December, earlier than vaccines had been broadly obtainable, Kevin misplaced his urge for food and mentioned his head damage. Angela Bass took her son to the physician, the place he examined adverse for COVID. However even after days of excessive fevers, abdomen ache, and a rash, docs within the emergency room despatched Kevin dwelling.