- The risk of dying after a positive COVID result is one in 330,000 boys and one in 200,000 girls aged 10 to 14
- For comparison, one out of every 25 people over the age of 90 who catches Covid succumbs to the disease.
- Experts told TODAY that the findings for children were reassuring and reiterated that age is one of the biggest risks.
According to UK government figures, only one in 300,000 children who test positive for COVID die and even young people who have not been vaccinated are at risk of contracting the disease. There is a small risk.
Figures published by the Department of Health highlight a small risk of children being exposed to the coronavirus, which tends to be fatal the older a person is.
They show that one in 330,000 boys aged 10 to 14 and one in 200,000 girls of the same age who test positive for Covid die. The rates include both healthy children and those with underlying health conditions that put them at very high risk of death.
Separate data also shows that non-vaccinated children also face smaller odds of contracting the disease in their twenties than fully vaccinated adults – another age-group known to be at lower risk. is referred to as.
Britain’s Vaccine Advisory Panel, the Joint Committee on Immunization and Immunization (JCVI), has said that the risk of death from COVID in a healthy child is approximately one in 2 million.
For comparison, statistics show that one out of every 25 people over the age of 90 who catches Covid succumbs to the disease. For people in their 80s it is about one in 90 and in their 60s their death rate is about one per 1,000 – a rate that has been significantly reduced by vaccines.
Scientists said today that the findings for the children were ‘reassuring’. This comes after millions of children aged 12 to 15 were made eligible for a single dose of Pfizer’s jab last week.
The JCVI said earlier this month that vaccinating him would provide only a ‘modest’ benefit to his health, which was not enough to advise a large-scale rollout.
But experts recommended that ministers seek the advice of Professor Chris Whitty and chief medical officers in developed countries. They fell in favor of expanding the vaccination campaign after weighing the wider benefits for children, claiming that absenteeism in hundreds of thousands of schools could be prevented.
The Public Health England report also showed Britons were ten times more likely to die from Covid if they were unrelated than if they received both jabs. The above graph shows the mortality rate of COVID in people who were not jab (red) compared to those who received both doses (blue). Data is for August and England only. The rate of Covid deaths was worked out in England by dividing the total number of people who died of the virus by the total number of people in each category.
A Public Health England report showed that unvaccinated people were five times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID than those who took both doses in August. The above graph shows the rate of Covid hospitalization among the uneducated (grey) compared to the vaccinated (black). The COVID hospitalization rate was worked out by dividing the total number of vaccinated and unvaccinated people hospitalized with the virus by the total number of people in each category in England.
Earlier this month the JCVI said it cannot recommend COVID jobs for healthy children aged 12 to 15 because the direct benefit to their health was modest. It also looked at the risk of health inflammation – known as myocarditis – in young people given the Pfizer vaccine, which was still very small but slightly more common after the second dose.
The latest official figures show that within 28 days of testing positive for the virus, 0.5 girls aged 10 to 14 will die from the virus per 100,000. The figure for boys of the same age is 0.3 per 100,000.
As people get older, COVID is fatal – but the risk is still low in 15 to 19-year-olds at 1.1 per 100,000 for girls and 1.9 per 100,000 for boys.
Meanwhile, men aged 50 to 54 have a risk of dying of 72.8 per 100,000 once infected, compared with 43.8 for women.
The risk increases dramatically in the oldest groups, with 4,092 women over the age of 90 who catch the virus dying per 100,000, compared with 6,035 for men.
Earlier this month, the JCVI said just two healthy children per million would be hospitalized for COVID, while those with underlying conditions were at higher risk – at 100 per million.
Meanwhile, three to 17 children per million were estimated to develop the rare vaccine side effect myocarditis after receiving a single dose of Pfizer. After the second dose this figure increased from 12 to 34 per million.
The latest official figures show that within 28 days of testing positive for the virus, 0.5 girls aged 10 to 14 will die from the virus per 100,000. The figure for boys of the same age is 0.3 per 100,000. Is
The graph shows the relative effect on different age groups and appears negative in people under 15 years of age as very few deaths have been recorded in the group
One in six children have a mental health problem and two-thirds say their life was worse in lockdown
One in six children now have a mental health problem and the rate of eating disorders among young people has nearly doubled since 2017, a major NHS study has warned.
It was found that the COVID pandemic exacerbated mental health distress among young people, with two-thirds of children saying their lives were worse in lockdown.
The report estimated that 17.4 percent of children aged six to 16 now had a ‘probable’ mental disorder, compared to 11.6 percent, or one in nine, in 2017.
Among older adolescents, the prevalence of mental health issues has increased from one in 10 to one in six, according to a survey of more than 3,600 youth.
Two-thirds of under-16s claimed that the lockdown had made their lives worse, blaming social isolation and school closures.