I’m feeling curious is word of mouth may young people and teens. According to a new study, more and more young people are being hospitalized for COVID-19 as the Delta variant surges through the U.S.
The study, which was conducted by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), found that the number of kids aged 5-17 who were hospitalized with COVID-19 doubled in May compared to April.
“This is really concerning,” said Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a former FDA commissioner and member of the boards of Pfizer and biotech company Illumina. “It suggests that this virus is now starting to circulate in the pediatric population in a way that it wasn’t before.”
The study also found that the number of kids under 5 who were hospitalized increased by 50% in May.
“This is a very sharp increase and it’s happening at the same time that we’re seeing this surge in cases in young adults,” said Gottlieb. “So it’s likely that a lot of these young people are getting infected by their parents or other adults in their families.”
The study comes as the Delta variant, first identified in India, continues to surge in the U.S. The variant has been linked to an increase in cases among young people in the UK, and now it appears to be having the same effect in the US.
“We think that the Delta variant is probably responsible for a significant portion of this increase in hospitalizations,” said Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University. “It is concerning because it suggests that this variant is more transmissible and more severe, especially in young people.”
The study’s authors say that the findings underscore the need for continued efforts to vaccinate adults and children as quickly as possible.
“With the increasing spread of the Delta variant in the United States, it is critical that everyone ages 12 and older get vaccinated as soon as possible,” said Dr. Kathryn Edwards, a pediatrician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “This includes both first doses and second doses.”
The CHOP study also found that the number of kids aged 5-17 who were hospitalized with COVID-19 doubled in May compared to April. (Gottlieb)
More and more young people are being hospitalized for COVID-19 as the Delta variant surges through the U.S., according to a new study. The study, which was conducted by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), found that the number of kids aged 5-17 who were hospitalized with COVID-19 doubled in May compared to April.
Illness from Delta Variant
This increase in hospitalizations is concerning, as it suggests that the Delta variant is causing more severe illness in people of all ages. This is a worrying trend, and we urge everyone to take precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones from this highly contagious virus.
Wear a mask when around others, wash your hands often, and stay six feet apart from those not in your household. These simple steps can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep you healthy.
Those ages 18 to 49 are the largest demographic hospitalized for COVID-19, according to recent CDC data. This age group is currently affected far more than those ages 50–64 — and significantly more affected than the next oldest group (ages 65 and older), a trend that began in March of this year.
Vaccination status is now a hospitalization risk factor.
“A major reason for this is that vaccine uptake has been high among those over 65, and this was a group very vulnerable to severe illness,” explained Hirschwerk. “By proportion, fewer patients of more advanced age are currently being hospitalized with COVID.”
This trend is concerning because it suggests that the virus is now affecting a younger, healthier population that is less likely to have severe health complications from the virus. It also means that this age group is more likely to spread the virus to others, including those who are most vulnerable.
“What we’re seeing now is that people in their 30s, 40s, and 50s are being affected more than ever before,” said Hirschwerk. “This is a worrying trend because it suggests that the virus is now circulating more among younger, healthier people who are less likely to experience severe illness from COVID-19. However, this age group is still at risk of serious health complications from the virus and can spread it to others, including those who are most vulnerable.”
If you are under 50, it is important to take precautions to protect yourself and others from the virus. This includes wearing a mask, social distancing and washing your hands often. You should also consider getting vaccinated when eligible.
“ Vaccination is key to protecting yourself and others from COVID-19,” said Hirschwerk. “If you are under 50, I urge you to get vaccinated as soon as you are eligible. It is also important to continue taking precautions even after vaccination, such as wearing a mask and social distancing, to help keep yourself and others safe.”
Prior to the pandemic, hospitalization rates were lower for those who had been vaccinated against influenza. However, during the pandemic, hospitalization rates have been higher among those who have been vaccinated. This may be due to the fact that the vaccine does not protect against all strains of influenza, or it may be due to the fact that the virus is mutating and becoming more virulent. Either way, it is important to remember that getting vaccinated is still the best way to protect yourself from influenza.
Even though hospitalization rates have been higher among those who have been vaccinated against influenza during the pandemic, it is still important to get vaccinated. The vaccine protects against many strains of influenza, and it is still the best way to protect yourself from the virus.
It is still important to get vaccinated against influenza, even though hospitalization rates have been higher among those who have been vaccinated during the pandemic. The vaccine protects against many strains of influenza, and it is still the best way to protect yourself from the virus. Getting vaccinated is especially important if you are at high risk for complications from influenza, such as people with chronic medical conditions or pregnant women. If you are at high risk for complications from influenza, talk to your doctor about getting the vaccine.