Saturday, January 8, 2022

UMC Recommends Covid-19 Measures for Schools

 UMC issued the following statement. 

As schools around the state begin a new semester of in-person learning, University of Mississippi Medical Center pediatric experts and leadership from the state’s pediatrian group encourage parents to protect their children from COVID-19 and the Omicron variant.  

“In the past two weeks, the number of children hospitalized at Children’s of Mississippi because of COVID-19 has tripled,” said Dr. Mary Taylor, Suzan B. Thames Chair and professor of pediatrics. “We know the importance of in-person learning for children and want schools to be open safely. We encourage parents to have their children wear face masks when in school or in public and to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19.”  

Today, 19 children diagnosed with COVID-19 are hospitalized at Children’s of Mississippi, the state’s only hospital specifically for kids and teens. Four of those patients are in intensive care.  

“Most of our children admitted specifically for COVID-19 are unvaccinated or are younger than 5 years old and don’t qualify for vaccination,” said Dr. April Palmer, professor and chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UMMC.   

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends vaccination against COVID-19 for children who are eligible.   

This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized COVID-19 booster shots for those ages 12 to 15. Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations are available for children ages 5 to 11 at a lower dose. The vaccine was made available to ages 12 to 15 through an emergency use authorization in May.  

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been shown to be nearly 91 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 in children ages 5 to 11.  

“Vaccinations have been proven to be safe and effective in reducing the risk of contracting COVID-19 and making any breakthrough infections less severe,” said Dr. Charlotte Hobbs, professor of pediatric infectious diseases. “It’s important to protect children from becoming infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus since we have fewer monoclonal antibodies options since some of them are not effective against the Omicron variant.”  

Parents should encourage their children ages 2 and older to wear face masks when in school, day care or in public, said Dr. Anita Henderson, president of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a pediatrician at the Hattiesburg Clinic.   

Face masks are not recommended for children younger than 2.  

“With the number of new cases of COVID-19 rising, it’s vital to keep children as safe as possible while they are learning,” Henderson said. “This means wearing face masks for in-person school and day care and vaccinations for children as well as other family members. This is our best chance to prevent COVID-19 infections while keeping schools open.”   


Anonymous said...

"When I was a kid there were 2 kinds of kids, those who would leave their bicycles out in the rain and those who wouldn't.

When I became a man I learned that their were two types of men, those who would do anything for a buck and those who wouldn't."

Anonymous said...

Ironic how Florida has less COVID restrictions in the nation yet lowest rates

Anonymous said...

I am soooo ready for another Carrington event to put us back to the 18th century.

Anonymous said...

@1:44 p.m.--Florida has the eighth highest rate in the nation.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about that miocarditis stuff going on across the nation in young children... jab your kid as quickly as possible. Never mind the athletes dropping dead on the field ... never mind the VAERS reporting system has over 20K deaths due to the clot shot ... be afraid and make sure to jab your kids!

Anonymous said...

Serious question.

Are there any hospitalized children there who are diagnosed with severe flu, pneumonia or other chronic breathing disorders at this time? Previously, have there ever been children with those (other) diagnosis?

Seems we have zero diagnosis of those other/previous maladies these days... just as is the case with adults.

Weird, huh?

Anonymous said...

Some of this advice is reckless.

Anonymous said...

1:44, that really would be ironic if in fact it were true. Well, really, it wouldn't be ironic, because there are a lot of other things that factor into the equation.

But more to the point, FL has more deaths from COVID than 47 states - both in total number and in percentage of population. Same is true for the number of cases. Also, FL doesn't report cases that are not full-time residents of Florida (i.e. many of its winter population maintain official residency status in other states).

It was true several months ago that Florida was reporting a fewer number of cases than most states. But - that was many months ago. Your repeating that statistic in January 2022 means either you don't keep up with the facts, or you don't give a damn about facts. Your choice.

Anonymous said...

Florida per capita has the lowest in nation to date as knowledged by liberal CNN today and pataki!! Joe Biden’s spokeswoman. That’s why so many blue state yankeees flock to Florida like AOC has also this week. I’m originally from port Elizabeth South Africa and came to this county to attend Georgetown university on golf scholarship in 1997. The omniveriant in south Africa is much like the common cold here so no worries mate!!! Even the white doctor that discovered the variant has said this many times publicly. You Americans both black and white are spoiled with luxuries the world doesn’t know or experience

Anonymous said...

Does anyone believe Florida is actually reporting all their cases, please.

Anonymous said...

It’s gotten so bad in Florida that people are saying Desantis may get impeached. I saw the video of him gasping for air during an interview the other day so not sure how much longer he will be able to pretend he hasn’t fallen victim to his own failed policies. As more and more right wingers are figuring out they got duped by their leaders, it will be interesting to see if they bury their heads further in the sand or if they get pissed and seek accountability.

Anonymous said...

3:34 which athletes are dropping dead on the field? I watched most of the bowl games, several NFL games and the Ole Miss - MSU basketball tonight. Didn't see any dead players.

Anonymous said...

I seriously doubt Florida is reporting all cases. The state also isn't interested in discussing the "smash and grab" crimes at shopping malls there, either. Such admissions would undercut the Republican narrative.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, when one state looked behind the covid hospital curtain;

“ New York hospitals admit that nearly HALF of their 'covid' patients were admitted for other reasons after Gov. Kathy Hochul ordered them to disclose the key statistic”

I wonder if we could check those records too? Tater? Dobbs?

PS, I thought they’d moved on from “safe and effective” claim to just get in the box car?

Anonymous said...

@9:11pm - What are you talking about. Florida and China are both reporting very accurate numbers.

Anonymous said...

Baptist: No problems

All the Merits: No problems

St. Doms: No problems

Government hospital: “Ermergherd, take the clotshot, jab your kid with the poison, put on a halloween mask, hide in your homes, comrads”

Anonymous said...

The fact that she’s Lying and she is lying …….. all kids tested once there….. therefor COVID hospitalization! Matters not they don’t have it ! Lay down with these devils no more !!!!

Anonymous said...

It’s so bad in Florida the liberal Democrats such as pelosi and AOC are hanging out there with no mask

Anonymous said...

Are they refusing to wear a mask outside on the beach?

Anonymous said...

If you can’t see the con by now, it’s because you’re too short to see over the fence.

Anonymous said...

75 % of deaths have a least FOUR underlying conditions. FOUR. PUNKED for PROFIT.

Anonymous said...

10:12 don’t forget about Con. Eric Shartwell

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