Omaha, Nebraska 2021-07-28 10:20:28 –
Kansas City, Missouri (KSHB) — Children’s Mercy’s pediatric infectious disease leader says it’s time for people to pivot rather than panic in their approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Angela Myers said Tuesday that the number of cases of COVID-19 in children has been increasing weekly since the beginning of July.
Parents have the right to worry, but Myers said it wasn’t a reason to panic, especially if the child wasn’t old enough to be vaccinated.
Myers encourages parents to continue to implement the COVID-19 Safety Protocol to keep their children safe.
She attributed the uncontrolled spread of the virus to unvaccinated individuals.
Myers said this is only part of how the pandemic is evolving. As the virus evolves, so does social thinking.
Myers said there were “sharpening disagreements over time,” especially when it comes to masking and vaccination.
She urged people to return to common basic safety measures early in the pandemic and consider helping prevent further spread of the disease.
As of Monday, Children’s Mercy had 10 pediatric COVID-19 patients hospitalized.
According to Myers, most children are hospitalized when it is determined that they need oxygen support.
Myers also said children were hospitalized for other respiratory illnesses such as RSV that did not exist last fall and winter because of the COVID-19 mitigation strategy.
That led to the false sense of security that Myers hinted at, causing the rise in the current case.
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