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  • Strength of Link Between COVID-19 and Child Inflammatory Syndrome Uncertain: Infectious Disease Expert

    05/19/2020 12:48:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/19/2020 | Kevin Hogan
    While some scientists have drawn a link between COVID-19 and the recent emergence of a rare inflammatory syndrome in children, some media reports and officials have overstated the certainty and nature of that link. “We know that we don’t have all the data yet on this and it’s important that we actually prove causation before we definitively try and discuss this link,” said Dr. Amesh A. Adalja, an infectious disease expert at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. “I would not be surprised if there is a link, but it hasn’t been proven yet,” he told NTD in an interview....
  • Gov. Cuomo: 102 New York Children Have Inflammatory Disease Possibly Linked To Coronavirus, A ‘Parent’s Worst Nightmare’

    05/13/2020 5:17:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Forbes ^ | 05/13/2020 | Lisette Voytko
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a Wednesday press conference that the state is investigating 102 cases of children with the inflammatory, Kawasaki disease-like condition possibly connected to coronavirus, and that 14 other states—plus 5 European countries—are reporting similar cases. KEY FACTS Cuomo said that 60% of the sick children tested positive for COVID-19, while 40% tested positive for antibodies. The majority of the sick children are between 5 and 14 years old, Cuomo said, and three have died since the cases began popping up. “Children may have been exposed weeks before” to COVID-19, Cuomo said, adding that the...