The number of children hospitalized with Covid 19 has been on the rise, and it reportedly reached almost 2,000 in the US.
It’s been just reported by The Hill online publication that hospitals across the country are filling up and limiting who can be admitted.
The online publication mentions Reuters press agency which stated that more than 1,900 children are currently hospitalized. It’s important to note the fact that this makes up 2.4 percent of all hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the U.S. as the latest surge in cases brought on by the delta variant continues to spread.
Reuters also revealed that the number of COVID-19 patients aged 18 to 29, 30 to 39 and 40 to 49 also reached record-level highs last week.
Healthcare workers and experts are still unsure if the delta variant causes a more severe illness among children.
More hospitalizations and deaths are expected
On the other hand, many have said that as long as more cases are seen, more hospitalizations and deaths will result.
Another issue important to mention is the fact that children under the age of 12 are still ineligible to get vaccinated against Covid 19.
More than that, concerns have been raised about school safety as the new academic year begins.
On the other hand, a stringent issue revolves around the potential side effects that coronavirus vaccines have.
Vaccines’ side effects are under scrutiny these days
It’s been just revealed that three new conditions reported by a small number of people after vaccination with COVID-19 shots from Pfizer (PFE.N) and Moderna (MRNA.O) are being studied to assess if they may be possible side-effects – this is what Europe’s drugs regulator said on Wednesday, as cited by Reuters press agency.
“Erythema multiforme, a form of allergic skin reaction; glomerulonephritis or kidney inflammation; and nephrotic syndrome, a renal disorder characterised by heavy urinary protein losses,” – all these are being studied by the safety committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), according to the regulator.