Covid-19 is ravaging our country and the world. As of July 14th at 1:00 p.m., 138,699 Americans ranging from newborn infants to the elderly have succumbed to the virus. While the survival rate is still above 98%, it is estimated that up to 20% of those with the novel coronavirus will suffer serious illness requiring hospitalization. In addition, patients who have recovered from the virus are experiencing lasting effects to their health including heart, lung, and nervous system damage.
Children were originally assumed to be invincible to the virus, but as summer camps and daycare facilities reopen, cases in children are climbing. Some estimates have listed the childhood death rate between 0.04% and 0.06%, though we won’t truly know what rates in children look like until schools do reopen as children have overall had the least amount of exposure. Even at these low estimates, that translates to about one in every two thousand children or over 37,000 U.S. kids that could die.Read More »