The new strain of Covid-19 started affecting even children. In all the countries every child and all other aged people are getting affected by this strain of coronavirus. In random cases, the effect will be lifelong for some children, and for those who are in vulnerable situations, the damage is expected to be more.
Some children might be at higher risk of affecting this virus and immediate medical care is needed. Children below the age of 2 and the child affected with health disparities will be facing adverse effects of Covid-19. The risk is high in premature babies also and children having obesity lung diseases and other serious health conditions.
What are the after-effects of the new strain of COVID-19?
The after-effects on the children are very high in the U.S. and U.K. Doctor’s identifies that children between the age 2 to 15 may get affected with the multisystem inflammatory syndrome after the coronavirus infection. Children having diseases like asthma and diabetes may have severe symptoms.
We all know that Asthma infects the respiratory system that mainly affects the lungs. As the virus effect is also mostly on the lungs parents should have a close observation of their child. It would be better to take extra care to avoid the infection entering the lungs of your child.
Most of the children who are affected with COVID-19 are asymptomatic or have very few symptoms. Reports say there will be a likely chance that children can spread the virus to others. Children who are infected have the virus in their upper respiratory tracts same as infected adults. Infection severity is calculated based on the symptoms i.e. if the child is having severe symptoms does not mean the infection is more.
What age of children is more impacted?
The COVID-19 second wave effect is more in babies under age 1 because of the immature immune system and smaller airways. Due to this, babies will have difficulty breathing air and respiratory virus issues. Newborns also have a high risk of getting infected due to exposure to sick caregivers after delivery.
With every new case of Covid-19, it becomes more and more clear that this strain is one to be feared. The virus has already taken the lives of at least ten children in the past few weeks in Europe and Asia. As a result, experts are urging parents to take extra precautions with their kids – from keeping them away from sick people to ensuring they have access to hand sanitizer (which may not even work).
It’s unclear how much damage this strain will do for those who haven’t yet contracted it but so far we know some children won’t escape its effects – including lifelong consequences or worse cases where death is possible. We’ll keep you updated on any developments as soon as we find out!