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85 infants have tested positive for coronavirus in 1 Texas county
Old 07-18-2020, 12:21 PM
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What can we do?
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/18/healt...rnd/index.html


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Old 07-18-2020, 12:40 PM
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I thought young children (now wee babies) didnít get the virus. Isnít that what theyíve been telling us all along?
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Old 07-18-2020, 12:55 PM
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How did the children catch the virus? From parents? Siblings? Grandma? If so, isnít the story really about more people getting the virus, not just babies? Seems a bit click-batty to just focus on infants, as if they are hanging out at parties without masks and social distancing.

Are the children experiencing symptoms? If so, how sick are they?

The issue isnít that people are getting the virusó itís how sick they are. Are they going to the ICU? Dying? That should be the focus, not just case numbers.
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Old 07-18-2020, 01:12 PM
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I thought young children (now wee babies) didn’t get the virus. Isn’t that what they’ve been telling us all along?

COVID is a new virus &

there are no true COVID experts bc the virus is new.

The researchers are trying to understand this virus simultaneously as we live with the virus.


IMHO,

As I have said all along

I don’t take any advice as factual at this time bc the COVID researchers are still researching &

It’s still trial & error.

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Old 07-18-2020, 01:23 PM
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I have worried for a while how infants/children would be spared getting the virus. I understand that it is a new virus and a lot is unknown. I wish it wasn't said that infants/children could not get the virus. There have been several cases of infants/children getting the virus. Parents should be proactive in keeping all their children safe no matter the age.

I have a cousin whose DD was 2 months old and she was hospitalized with respitory [sp] problems that could not be identified. My cousin & his SO have had the virus. It is thought their DD had the virus when in the hospitlal in Feb.


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I saw this, too.
Old 07-18-2020, 01:30 PM
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This get scarier all the time. I am not removing my mask when I go back to school, even when Iím alone in my room.

Maybe the babies were breastfed and got it from their mothers? I don think the article specified.
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Old 07-18-2020, 02:02 PM
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information would be helpful. It's troubling that they are all in the same county.
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Under ten infants in hospital
Old 07-18-2020, 02:27 PM
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That is still too many. Here is the article I found.

Also these number have been counted since March, not all recently. Unfortunately one six week old child died but they don't know if it was caused by the virus yet.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...nty-u-n1234293
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Old 07-18-2020, 02:33 PM
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This virus is still very new and children,until recently,have been sheltered. Now they are out and about depending on the whims of parents. I am somewhat relieved that my daughter,son in law and granddaughter are moving to the coastal area in a very low covid incident area. Some children suffer a great deal if they catch this virus and life long health problems could be a consequence as well.
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Since the start of
Old 07-18-2020, 02:34 PM
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testing. Not that many under twos currently, but totally since the start of testing. What we need to know is in that county, how many positives cases are there? What percent is children under two years of age. What is the outcomes, if known. How many currently have the virus?


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Old 07-18-2020, 02:47 PM
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There are 8407 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nueces County. 85 cases under two years of age is 1% of all coronavirus cases in that county since March.

The population of that county is 362,294. Total deaths are 90, again about 1% fatality rate, before factoring in unconfirmed cases, which would bring the fatality rate lower. No infant deaths have been confirmed due to coronavirus, although one death of a 6 week old is under investigation.
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Old 07-18-2020, 03:41 PM
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There are unconfirmed covid 19 causes of death among children. Once the results of the investigations are confirmed as covid 19 caused, the death rate for children could rise. There is too much unknown about the virus and its lifelong effects for the survivors.. Why not protect every child? One child dead is one child too many.

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Old 07-18-2020, 03:56 PM
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I wish we could protect EVERY child.

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Reports of child abuse in New York City have dropped sharply since the coronavirus crisis began.

And that is worrying the authorities.

The steep decline could be a sign that an unseen epidemic of abuse is spreading behind locked doors, according to the police, prosecutors and child protection officials. As the virus has shuttered the city, the fragile system of safeguards designed to protect children has fallen apart.


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Old 07-18-2020, 03:57 PM
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Thank you for posting this informative article.
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Old 07-18-2020, 04:29 PM
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Social safety nets for children are very weak and hopefully the federal government will assist schools in protecting children and teachers during this pandemic.

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Old 07-18-2020, 04:31 PM
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There will always be trade-offs. There's no way to protect everyone all the time, but that's how it's been since the beginning of time.

If everyone always stays home, some people suffer and have difficulty providing for their families. Some are driven to depression and suicide. There is more domestic violence and child abuse, as mentioned above.

We can't focus only on staying home to protect everyone. That does not protect everyone.
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Old 07-18-2020, 08:53 PM
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I guess I was being a little facetious in my post and should not have been. It seems to me that all along everyone should have been protected at all ages.

I read daily about parents being unconcerned about sending their children back to school because they donít get Covid. Numbers of children getting it are on the rise in Arizona. You are correct. We just donít know enough about it yet.
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It's too contagious and too unpredicatable
Old 07-19-2020, 05:26 AM
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So now I want to know how many children and babies have tested positive in other areas, including my own. How can we make decisions about opening schools when we don't know this number? Even if children under 10 are less affected than those 10 and older, this one county in Texas shows us that they are, indeed, catching the virus and could therefore spread it.
Even when the odds are on your side because of your age, your general health, and/or the area that you live in, NOBODY is safe and if you get it you don't know how badly you will be affected. I'd rather not find out, to be honest.
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Excellent post, bGracie.
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Old 07-19-2020, 06:45 AM
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It will be interesting to see the data on pneumonia deaths in children after the fall and winter months and compare the rates with pre-pandemic years. So much data to dig up and protect at the same time.
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Old 07-19-2020, 11:40 AM
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Also these number have been counted since March, not all recently. Unfortunately one six week old child died but they don't know if it was caused by the virus yet.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...nty-u-n1234293
Thanks, 1956BD.
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