- According to Israel’s health ministry, more than 11% of children who contract the coronavirus will develop a ‘long covid’
- For many people, the condition will resolve on its own within six months, with rates dropping to as low as 1.8%.
- Doctors, including CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Valensky, have previously suggested that the long-term COVID rate in children is between 2% and 3%.
- More than five million children in the US have contracted the virus since the pandemic began
- Scientists are still unsure why long-term covid occurs, with some suggesting it is an immune system overreaction.
A new study suggests that one in ten children infected with the coronavirus may suffer from ‘long covid’.
Israel’s health ministry surveyed 13,834 parents of three to 18-year-olds who had recovered from the virus.
More than 10 percent of parents reported that their sons and daughters were still experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 months later.
However, after six months the rates fell to less than two per cent.
Doctors have previously suggested that the percentage of children with long-term covid is very small and that most children who suffer symptoms for a long time get better.
More than 11% of children who contract COVID-19 will develop covid long after recovery, an Israeli study has found, with rates dropping to 1.8% after six months. Pictured: A child in Jerusalem is tested for the virus on 3 September
Israel Survey, which was conducted between May and June 2021, found that 11.2 percent of parents said their children who had recovered from the virus continued to experience symptoms.
However, after six months, the number of children with the virus can drop to as low as 1.8 percent in three to six-year-olds.
Children between the ages of 12 and 18 were more likely to experience long-term symptoms, with 4.6 percent of them still reporting the condition six months later.
The symptomatic COVID cases in children were found to be more likely to develop the condition than those who were asymptomatic.
A total of 5.6 percent of children ages 12 to 18 who had symptoms experienced the condition, compared with 3.5 percent for the asymptomatic.
Israeli officials wrote in a report, ‘In conclusion, based on cumulative findings around the world, it is clear that the coronavirus has a long-term impact not only on the adult population but also in children.
‘Reported long-term morbidity rates mean there are thousands of children in Israel with long-term symptoms.’
A total of 243,373 child COVID-19 cases were reported between September 2 and September 9, which is 3.3% less than the 251,781 cases reported from August 26 to September 2.
However, doctors have suggested that number is much lower, with CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Valensky previously estimated that between two percent and three percent suffer from chronic Covid.
Most children — even the small percentage who fall seriously ill — recover.
Dr Daniel Munblit, a pediatrician at Imperial College London USA Today That experts should not say that no child develops covid for a long time, but also that ‘we should not exaggerate the problem.’
according to recent report good From the American Academy of Pediatrics, 243,373 child COVID-19 cases were reported between September 2 and September 9.
This is 3.3 per cent less than the 251,781 cases reported from August 26 to September 2.
Overall, 5.2 million children have contracted the virus since the pandemic began, and just under 500,000 in the past two weeks.
What causes covid for a long time, or how it is treated, has puzzled some experts.
Some believe that this is due to a person’s immune system continuing to fight the virus after it is gone.
When sick, a person feels many symptoms that are not caused by the virus itself, but by the body’s attempts to fight it.
If the immune system is still detecting a non-existent foreign substance such as a virus, it will cause the person to continue to experience symptoms.
However, there is still no known consistent effective treatment or cure for long-lasting covid.