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Tadpole Raisin

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For all the people here who have had COVID or had family and friends who have had it

and for those of you who live in anti vaxx states -

I don’t know how you’ve done it. I don’t know how the healthcare workers and essential workers have done it. We all have times that hit you in the gut and I just had mine. Sorrow turns to anger then grief then a never ending feeling of hopelessness. I just saw this article in the Atlantic and it talked about so many kids going to the hospital. Gut punch…

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/08/delta-variant-covid-children/619712/

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In recent weeks, Arkansas Children’s—the only pediatric hospital system in Arkansas, where vaccine uptake has been especially sluggish—has admitted far more children than at any other point in the pandemic, Jessica Snowden, the hospital’s chief of pediatric infectious disease, told me. “All of them are unvaccinated.” Last year, she said, she and her colleagues considered it a bad day when they had five to seven kids with COVID-19 in their hospital. Now they’re routinely caring for 20 or 30, nearly half of whom are under 12.

Many of Arkansas Children’s new COVID-19 patients are also much more ill than before. They’re coming in with wrecked lungs, struggling to breathe; they’re not bouncing back with typical youthful resilience, despite having been very healthy before. “This COVID surge, I’ve never seen anything like it,” Linda Young, a respiratory therapist who’s been on the job for 37 years, told me. “It’s the sickest I’ve ever seen children.” It’s become common for more than half of the kids in the ICU to be on ventilators. A few have been in the hospital for more than a month. “We are not able to discharge them as fast as they are coming,” Abdallah Dalabih, a pediatric critical-care physician, told me. Some parents, Snowden said, are in disbelief. “Many people didn’t believe kids could get this thing,” she said.
Posted by Tadpole Raisin | Tue Aug 10, 2021, 06:55 PM (11 replies)
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