Most Children Recover Quickly From COVID-19, but Some Have Lingering Symptoms, a Study Says

5/8/2021 5:00:00 PM

The findings suggest that what has sometimes been called “long COVID” may be rarer in children than adults.

The findings suggest that what has sometimes been called “long COVID” may be rarer in children than adults.

Most children with COVID-19 recover within a week, but a small percentage experience long-term symptoms, according to a new study of more than 1,700 British children. The researchers found that 4.4% of children had symptoms that last four weeks or longer, while 1.8% have symptoms that last for eight weeks or longer. The findings suggest that what has sometimes been called “long COVID” may be rarer in children than adults. In a previous study, some of the same researchers found that 13.3% of adul

Read full article 4 August 2021, 1:09 pm · 2-min read Most children with COVID-19 recover within a week, but a small percentage experience long-term symptoms, according to a new study of more than 1,700 British children.Advertisement Asia People receive doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Central Vaccination Center inside Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok on Jun 21, 2021..(Aug 4).

The researchers found that 4.4% of children had symptoms that last four weeks or longer, while 1.Thailand is battling its biggest COVID-19 outbreak yet, and has been racing to secure vaccines.8% have symptoms that last for eight weeks or longer.The findings suggest that what has sometimes been called “long COVID” may be rarer in children than adults.Advertisement Advertisement "Our problem is that we are unable to import it because it has to come through a government agency," Boon said during a televised interview with the MCOT television station on Wednesday.In a previous study, some of the same researchers found that 13.The official's comments were the strongest signal to date that the White House sees a path to unwinding those restrictions.

3% of adults with COVID-19 had symptoms that lasted at least four weeks and 4.Boon did not say with which importer his group had been working.5% had symptoms that lasted at least eight weeks.“It is reassuring that the number of children experiencing long-lasting symptoms of COVID-19,” is low, Dr.13 per cent on Wednesday along a benchmark decline of 0.Emma Duncan, an endocrinologist at King’s College London and lead author of the study, said in a statement.“Nevertheless, a small number of children do experience long illness with COVID-19, and our study validates the experiences of these children and their families.Last month, BioNTech denied it was in talks with THG while a Pfizer spokesman said the company was only in discussions with Thailand's health ministry and disease control department.The administration must also answer other questions including what proof it would accept of vaccination and if the United States would accept vaccines that some countries are using but which have not yet been authorized by US regulators.

” Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times The study, published Tuesday in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, is based on an analysis of data collected by the COVID Symptom Study smartphone app.The paper focuses on 1,734 children between the ages of 5 and 17 who tested positive for the virus and developed symptoms between Sept.Thailand has since late April been faced with a surge in COVID-19 infections, driven by the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus.1 and Jan.24.READ: Thailand extends stricter COVID-19 measures until end-August Advertisement Just more than 6 per cent of Thailand's 66 million population have been fully vaccinated so far.Parents or caregivers reported the children’s symptoms in the app.It was not clear how long the administration will maintain existing restrictions but the official reiterated that infections"appear likely to continue to increase in the weeks ahead" and that"the United States will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point".

In most cases, the illness was mild and short.The government has struck a deal for 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, due to arrive later this year, and says it has plans to purchase an additional 10 million doses.Children were sick for six days, on average, and experienced an average of three symptoms.The most common symptoms were headache and fatigue.But a small subset of children experienced lingering symptoms, including fatigue, headache and a loss of smell.Children between 12 and 17 were sicker for longer than younger children and more likely to experience symptoms that lasted at least four weeks.The restrictions have separated loved ones and prevented some people working in the United States from returning to home countries and others from coming for employment.

“We hope our results will be useful and timely for doctors, parents and schools caring for these children — and of course the affected children themselves,” Duncan said.The researchers also compared children who tested positive for the coronavirus with those who reported symptoms in the app but tested negative for the virus.Children who tested negative — and may have had other illnesses, such as colds or the flu — recovered more quickly and were less likely to have lingering symptoms than those with COVID-19.They were ill for three days, on average, and just 0.9% of children had symptoms that lasted at least four weeks.

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