The state’s outbreak continues to surge as new data reveal children may be more impacted than previously thought.
Florida health officials have identified a troubling trend; approximately 31 percent, or one-third, of children in Florida tested for COVID-19 yield positive results, according to the Sun Sentinel.
State data indicates that out of 54,022 Florida children tested, 31.1 percent have returned positive results on average. This is higher than the statewide positivity rate, which reads in at about 11 percent.
Aside from the staggering figure indicating the transmission of the virus, health experts fear it can cause potential lifelong damage in children. Alina Alonso, the health department director of Palm Beach County, reportedly told county commissioners on Tuesday that the long-term consequences of coronavirus in children are unknown.
Alonso described X-rays that reveal damage caused to human lungs by the coronavirus, even for people without severe symptoms.
“They are seeing there is damage to the lungs in these asymptomatic children. … We don’t know how that is going to manifest a year from now or two years from now,” Alonso told reporters. “Is that child going to have chronic pulmonary problems or not?”
As much as these Republican governors want to push returning to before covid do please tRump and his fantasy it is the people including children who are getting sick and dying. The wealthy, the powerful are not out in the public like they want to force the people, the workers to be. More at the link above. Hugs