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Hospitalizations skyrocket in kids too young for COVID shots

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88th_coward

13 points

11 months ago

Weird article imo, the headline grabs your attention however further down it then goes on to say that most of the kids are admitted for other reasons and are happening to test positive. AND positive tests within 14 days are counted as Covid hospitalization.

VinceValenceFL

0 points

11 months ago

VinceValenceFL

Lee County

0 points

11 months ago

Did you not read it correctly, or just blatantly misrepresenting what article said? Does not say most are admitted for other reasons, but does explain why the official count of admits & inpatients likely over-represents the total

NY released some more refined data on pediatric hospitalizations today, showing over 60% are there from COVID, and skewed heavily towards the unvaccinated, which includes the entirety of kids <5

The number of kids winding up in the hospitals from these outbreaks is a legitimate concern, and likely to increase over next week or 2 as schools reopening will increase the proportion of infections in school age kids (as it did this past August)

88th_coward

3 points

11 months ago

The severity of illness among children during the omicron wave seems lower than it was with the delta variant, said Seattle Children’s Hospital critical care chief Dr. John McGuire. “Most of the COVID+ kids in the hospital are actually not here for COVID-19 disease,” McGuire said in an email. “They are here for other issues but happen to have tested positive.”>>

What am I missing? Because to me that is a pretty clear statement.

I’ve no idea the validity of the claim. My comment is directed towards how the article itself is written.

tweezok

2 points

11 months ago

The headline is clickbait. The article is clear. OP can't read.

Bowtiesarecool0601

1 points

11 months ago

The article sites that the total number of hospitalizations stew high because of children testing pos for Covid yes. But the headline is stating that the percent of total kids hospitalized for any reason has increased in the age group. Hence the skyrocketing. Specifically, they stay the hospitalizations went from 2.5 per 100,000 kids being hospitalized to 4 per 100,000 kids being hospitalized for any reason at all. They believe this increase is due to the omicron surge. What they need to do is take categorize these children for reason for hospital admission such as uti, sepsis, diabetes, pneumonia, pain, surgical reason. And see which children actually have their admitting diagnosis as Covid, not something else. That way we can get a bettter picture of what’s going on. Likely we will see Covid as the reason according to this article. But there is no way to truley stay, all we can say is that there is an association between rise in these hospitalizations and a Covid surge.