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An Important Message From Dr. Fabec ‎Sally Fabec‎ ► All Things 81082 Friday, M…

2020-05-15 16:11:45

An Important Message From Dr. Fabec

‎Sally Fabec‎ ► All Things 81082
Friday, May 15, 2020, at 8:31 am

I just had my COVID-19 update from the University of Colorado ECHO class. Dr. O'Leary, Infectious disease pediatrician from Children's Hospital gave an update. 40% of children do not present with fever or cough and are less likely to have shortness of breath. About 20% do not have any symptoms. The age ranges with the most hospitalizations are newborns and there was a second group in the 16 to 20 years of age. There was a big disparity with 62% of their admissions being Hispanic/Latino. He discussed the Kaposi like illness which has been renamed MIS-C by the CDC (multi-systemic inflammatory syndrome in children) This is defined by fever and evidence of inflammatory markers. Rash, cardiac, and GI are most commonly seen. One of the most important concerns is children not getting their immunizations. There is a CDPHE task force addressing this issue. Parents need to be reminded that it is SAFE to get vaccines. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation regarding vaccines and there are definite Anti Vaccine Activists who are latching onto coronavirus to bolster their movement. There is ongoing discussion regarding the safety of returning to school The testing capacity is much better for COVID-19 testing so if someone has had contact or is symptomatic it will be easier to get tested Sally Fabec, M.D.


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