United States: “Ómicron can affect children more severely”


The United States recently broke the record for COVID-19 infections in one day, with more than a million people who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, and where significant increases in infections and complications in infected minors are being reported, by the same as in the adult population.

But this reality has revealed a fact that worries specialists. The doctor. Nathaniel beers pediatrician at Children’s National Hospital and president of the HSC Health Care System (Healthcare System) of the United States, said that omicron can affect children, especially the smallest ones, more severely due to the location of their symptoms.

“The disease looks different from previous strains, with many more upper respiratory symptoms, and children have smaller airways, especially the smallest ones,” he said. “So the importance of the disease is greater in children who are younger, because of that smaller airway and the inflammation of the upper airways related to that.”

Unlike our countries, in U.S there are many children who are not vaccinated or who are not even approved for inoculation, “and most are not on the full schedule”, becoming a group that is more susceptible by not being vaccinated, says Dr. Alejandra King child immunologist at the German Clinic and member of the Cavei.

Dr. Stanley Spinner, medical director and vice president of Texas Children’s Pediatrics, told ABC News that parents should also be concerned about the possible long-term effects of little ones who get infected rather than any potential risks from the vaccine. .

New studies have shown that the omicron variant has symptoms similar to a common cold. And it includes nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, and headaches.