COVID-19 & Children
Total 28 Posts
New COVID variant XBB.1.16 fuels surge in cases in India and causes conjunctivitis among children5 min read
A new COVID variant, XBB.1.16, is causing a surge in pediatric COVID cases in India, with doctors noting an increase in conjunctivitis among children, and reports suggesting already an increase in the US, Singapore, and Australia.
Six common COVID myths busted by a virologist and a public health expert5 min read
Almost three years into the pandemic, myths and misinformation about COVID-19 remain widespread. Let’s debunk some common misconceptions about COVID.
COVID-19: It looks like we are in for a bad October – Experts12 min read
What health experts say about the autumn COVID wave currently hitting the UK and what they think we should do next.
Children in England turning five will no longer be offered a jab – here’s why that’s bad news5 min read
Vaccinating children against COVID is important. But only 11% of 5- to 11-year-olds in England have received the first dose of COVID vaccine. Where we have safe and effective vaccines, there’s no sense in not rolling them out.
It’s reassuring that summer was spent wisely planning for the coming COVID winter... or was it?3 min read
This summer, the government has done absolutely nothing to prepare schools, the NHS and communities for the coming autumn COVID wave nor has it got any plans for the subsequent winter COVID wave, a health expert explains.
COVID vaccines for children under five: What parents need to know.6 min read
As children under five represent the only age group yet to have a COVID-19 vaccine approved for use, Pfizer and Moderna have both recently reported results for their COVID-19 vaccines in the youngest children.
Long COVID in children is real and serious. There are treatments available... just not in the UK.5 min read
My daughter Jasmin has had long COVID for the past 16 months. I tried for over 6 months to get her research bloods done in the UK. Hitting brick walls, in desperation I took her to Germany in February.