One of the ‘beliefs’ floating around on the street is that children don’t get COVID-19. Yet looking at the data we know that they do. And over the past few months there have been reports from the east coast that some children not only get COVID-19 but have symptoms of an unusual inflammatory disease.
As the state re-opens and talk is now revolving around how we re-open the schools in the fall…parents need to understand that children can contract COVID-19 and that the inflammatory disease is now resident in WISCONSIN:
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin believes it has identified seven suspected cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children in Wisconsin, the first known cases in the state.
The new inflammatory illness has been found in children who have been infected or exposed to the coronavirus and causes swelling in different organs, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs.
Of the seven children with suspected cases, two remain hospitalized in good condition, a Children’s spokesman said. The other five were discharged after brief hospital stays and are at home doing well, he said. All of the children were under age 5.
In recent weeks a large contingent of Wisconsinites have grown increasingly cavalier about social distancing, use of masks, etc. If they were simply putting themselves at risk…it is their own risk. But they aren’t…if they are asymptomatic and in public they are putting others at risk…including children who rely on adults to care for them.