At Least 30 Israeli Children Hospitalized Due To Post-COVID-19 Syndrome

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Illustrative. A nurse stands in the children's ICU for coronavirus patients at Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem on January 22, 2020. (Courtesy/Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem)

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At least 30 Israeli children are currently hospitalized due to post-COVID-19 syndrome (also known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), news reports said on Tuesday.

Three young children are seriously ill and a 14-year-old boy is critically ill, according to a Kan News report.

Doctors are warning parents to be on the alert for symptoms of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), including high fever, a rash on the hands or feet, red eyes, and a red or swollen tongue.

A senior doctor in the pediatric ICU at the Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba, Dr. Shir Malach, told Kan that post-COVID-19 syndrome has been appearing in children with no pre-existing health issues.

The syndrome, which may appear weeks after the coronavirus infection, can cause inflammation in multiple organs, although most of the reported cases in Israel in the past have been related to heart inflammation and some to liver inflammation.

Earlier this week, the Health Ministry instructed hospitals to prepare for an increase in pediatric coronavirus cases ahead of the reopening of the educational system.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

4 COMMENTS

  1. Extended and repeated lockdowns and enforcement of mask wearing causes more covid-19 related problems by inhibiting the body’s immune system from functioning normally. Lockdowns and mask wearing causes stress, and repeated lockdowns and long-term mask wearing causes enormous amount of stress, bad hygiene of the re-wearing infected masks and constant inhaling of carbon dioxide and re-inhaling the virus if one has it. This causes numerous health and medical issues, many of them long-term. We need not look further than the Jewish communities in NY where we don’t have continuous lockdowns and the majority in the frum community never took to long-term mask wearing and we had almost no cases, if any at all, of critically ill children from the virus and very few pregnant woman had issues. In Israel however, these cases abound because the way the Israeli authorities are dealing with the virus is causing people’s immune systems to be weak or fail.

  2. Philosopher, granted lockdowns and wearing masks summer take significant toll on us. However, we in EY have done way better than NY and much of the rest of the world in terms of death caused by the Covid-19. As you know, death is permanent. On the other hand, we אם ירצה השם will snap out of it. Besides, we, like anyone in the world, have committed what in retrospect proved to be mistakes due to the lack of knowledge related to this virus.

  3. Jim is so confused. You cannot dump all of USA against all of Israel and decide who does better. You have to look at different age groups and different circumstances that surround these numbers. Ny had horrible death rate in the beginning because of orders to admit corona patients to the nursing homes and because of the horrific crimes that happened inside the hospitals here. Since hotzolo arranged home treatments everything changed. Boropark and lakewood are not making, there are no corona precautions in schools, and there is absolutely no rise in mortality. The communities that do not adhere to guidlines are an absolute proof that these guidelines have nothing to do with health!

  4. It’s incredible how the genius of our lay community has discovered more medical issues with mask wearing in a year, than a century of mask-wearing surgeons.