Covid-19 and third wave: Here’s what parents need to know about the safety of their kids

Tanmay Tandon
7 days ago
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Covid-19 and third wave: Here’s what parents need to know about the safety of their kids

Source: The Indian Express

While it may not affect a specific age group of kids, doctors warn children with "pre-existing chronic situations like heart disease, chronic lung disease, diabetes type 1, kidney failure, obesity, may require hospital admission if they acquire infection".

For a while now, a possible third wave of the Covid infection, and its influence on children especially, has been debated. Parents, everywhere, are worried as to just how much will kids be affected this time, and in what ways they can be kept safe.

To answer their regularly-asked questions and ease their fears, doctors said that while a third wave is indeed expected, it is difficult to predict exactly when it will come. Thus, the necessary precautions that families have been taking so far, must continue.

It may not distress a specific age group of kids, children with “pre-existing chronic conditions like heart disease, chronic lung disease, diabetes type 1, kidney failure, obesity, may require hospital admission if they acquire infection.

These kids should follow up with their pediatrician and continue medications as per their advice.”
 

Also read: Pandemic parenting in COVID carnage

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