Among the influx of news about vaccines, lockdowns, and the new delta and lambda variants, health protocols surrounding the reopening of schools is another topic of heated conversation.
Most children going back to school are not eligible for vaccine inoculation, reducing their defense against the COVID-19 virus. The recent CDC recommendation, dated July 23, 2021, states that only children ages 12 and above can get vaccinated, but only with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Without masks, vaccines, and lockdowns to protect them, they are increasingly at risk of getting sick with COVID-19.
Symptoms and Effects of COVID-19 on Children
Since COVID-19 cases started erupting in late 2019, infected children have not had any serious symptoms, holding out much better than adults. Because their immune system interacts with the virus differently, most children had a better response to COVID-19 and were often asymptomatic.
However, with the delta and lambda variants aggravating the effects of COVID-19, children may show certain symptoms of infection. Children who are infected with the virus can show mild symptoms, similar to a typical cold, and can recover within one to two weeks.
These symptoms include:
- Fever or chills
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Cough or sore throat
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body ache
- Nausea or vomiting
- Poor appetite
- Loss of taste or smell
- Tummy ache
How to Protect Children From COVID-19
With the current data on children testing positive for COVID-19, learning how to protect your child and those around you is more pressing than ever. Despite schools reopening and the lack of health protocols in place for defense against getting infected, there are things you can do within your home to protect your children and reduce their risk of getting sick with the virus.
- Encourage frequent hand-washing.
- Pack hand sanitizers, alcohol, and tissues in their school bag.
- Teach proper social distancing
- Clean and disinfect your home regularly
- Stay home as much as possible
- Get vaccinated for COVID-19
- Wear masks both indoors and outdoors
Mask-wearing offers the most protection for you and your children, minimizing the risk of inhaling viral droplets.
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Further, their clear panels do not hide your child’s face from the nose-down, which is a handy feature, especially for this back-to-school period. With a clear face mask, your child can maximize their educational capacity at school, build stronger communication with teachers and classmates, and show off their smiles — all while staying protected.
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