Long Covid in Children is a Hoax and They’re Not at Risk of Delta Variant, Researchers Find

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The Guardian:

Children and adolescents who are infected with Covid-19 rarely have symptoms that last for longer than 12 weeks, according to a review of international research.

The review, published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, suggests that long Covid in children and adolescents is less common than previously feared.

The review analysed 14 international studies involving 19,426 children and adolescents who reported long-term symptoms after Covid-19 infections.

Study co-author Prof Nigel Curtis, a paediatric infectious diseases specialist at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, said more research was needed to determine the exact risk of long Covid in young people, particularly to inform decisions about vaccinating children under 12.

“When you’re balancing the risk-benefit of vaccines, you always want to make sure the harms of the disease are more than the potential harms of the vaccine. Because the risk of the disease in children is so low, long Covid becomes an important factor.

“We don’t in fact have an accurate determination of the risk of long Covid, but it’s likely to be considerably less than many … headlines have been suggesting.”

Long Covid is a syndrome with more than 200 documented symptoms, but as a new condition, there is not yet a standardised clinical definition for diagnosis – including for how long symptoms should persist.

Curtis, who is also a professor at the University of Melbourne and head of infectious diseases at the Royal Children’s hospital, said: “Because there’s nothing we can measure and there’s no test for it, it makes it very difficult particularly when you’re trying to separate it from symptoms just due to lockdown or other indirect effects of the pandemic.”

Other studies had a low response rate, which may have skewed the data. “People who respond to surveys are much more likely to be those with symptoms, so therefore you will exaggerate the rate of the risk of long Covid,” Curtis said.

A separate research brief produced by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute on Covid-19 in children suggests that the Delta variant has not caused more serious disease in children than previous strains, although its transmissibility has led to higher infection figures.

“Hospitalisation remains rare, and the need for intensive care is exceedingly rare in children,” Curtis said. “The majority of children admitted to hospital [with Covid] do very well and go home, and often they are just admitted as a precaution.”

This is bad science. You see, Science is just like The Force in Star Wars.

There’s the good side of Science:

And there’s the bad side of Science:

You need to have faith and believe in the good side of Science.

This is just like the movies, where the bad guys try to seduce you with their facts and data and arguments.

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