Both children and adults are infected, and that shouldn’t be underestimated
No man is an island, and that stands for less than nothing in the case of coronavirus. Both children and adults are infected, and that shouldn’t be underestimated.
In Toronto, the commonwealth cough was the number one cause of hospitalizations and deaths in Q2, not nursing shortages. Some people died of the virus, and some are still being treated for it.
Hospitalizations of pregnant women are quadrupling. Children and adults are being admitted. The American Association of State Pathologists says problems and lack of adequate lab support are occurring.
While Coronavirus experts have not said that the virus is airborne, many states — especially the Northeast — have advised that people who’ve never had flu injections not receive the controversial REVIVE-01 vaccine manufactured by The Medicines Company of Radnor, Penn. Some of those vaccines are also being recommended for children.
One of Canada’s largest organizations (especially not small and loud) is trying to ensure that healthy people have enough access to vaccines — including REVIVE-01.
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What infections Canada has seen are a small percentage of the World Health Organization’s global estimate, which includes 2,363 documented cases so far: eight pregnant women, eight young children, three adults and 53 deaths in 15 countries.
Top UK coronavirus researchers say there will be fewer cases in Canada than the U.S. where people routinely vaccinate their kids and most often don’t get sick in the first place.
Infants under six months old have the greatest chance of complications from coronavirus. They are more likely to have respiratory problems like pneumonia, while older children and adults have more severe disease. That’s because, as in certain strains of seasonal flu, children are more likely to develop secondary lung infections, which can cause heart failure and death.