Covid Lasts longer for kids.

A CBS news article says that some COVID units at hospitals are finding that kids can have the virus for longer and effects can be crucial.

The CDC has said some of the reason kids are starting to get it more is because the adult community has received a vaccine dose and so far only 16 and older are eligible to get the shot. The CDC director is warning schools to take extra precaution as they could spark a flare if not careful.

Oliver Schob (7th Grade) says, “well like everyone else, it has affected us with quarantine and sports and we have it for so long. I feel like it’s not going to go away.”

This has come as a surprise since younger children were resistant to it but now it is affecting younger age groups in our economy around the globe. Symptoms can last anywhere from 1 to 21 days. If your child gets COVID-19 they should stay quarantined at home for 14 days or until they are completely without symptoms, whichever is longer. As a parent, guardian or somebody who is watching over kids, you should be looking for tiredness, fever and cough. Other symptoms include pain in parts of the body affected by blood clots including the lungs, legs, liver and kidneys. COVID-19 can also weaken blood vessels and cause them to leak, which contributes to potentially long-lasting problems with the liver and kidneys.
Young people are often looked at as a group that can bounce back pretty easily.
Whitehurst says, “I don’t like being sick and it feels bad and having it longer than the adults is just bad.”