I don’t know if anyone cares about kids—but #COVID19 hospitalization in kids have been steadily increasing for 2.5 months— now matching hospitalization last seen in February. Adult hospitalization rising too. #BA5/4 is behind the latest surge. #CovidIsNotOver HT @DrWilliamKu
Jun 29, 2022 · 4:49 PM UTC · Twitter for iPhone
2) Further, pediatric hospitalizations for #COVID19 are even more aggressively increasing in England among both youngest kids and older kids. England has even more #BA5/4 than US… it’s a bellwether of what is to come.
👉 #COVID19 hospital admissions in England🏴 per age groups 👉0-5 years old 🚨309 hospitalizations in last 7 days ⚠️+22% than last week‼️ ⚠️+91% than 2 weeks ago‼️ ⚠️The worst figure since 18 April‼️Show this thread
3) The worry about #Ba5/4 is very real. It’s highly evasive against past immunity. And it’s causing hospitalization surges worldwide.
⚠️Very worried about #BA5 causing #COVID19 hospitalization surges everywhere it goes—bad it’s very past-immunity-evasive. Portugal hit 80-90% of its old hospitalization peak recently. UK hospitals strained to the brink now too. Bad trends many in places.🧵 HT @jburnmurdochShow this thread
5) ticking time bomb - in the US, we are only about 1 month or less behind UK in terms of #BA5/4 causing really bad surges in hospitalization. The time to act is closing. Sadly we aren’t doing anything and it’ll only get worse soon.
📍NEW DOMINANCE of “ESCAPE ARTIST” Variants #BA5 & #BA4–together topping 52% of all strains in the US, all while #BA2 family going extinct. ➡️BA5&4 are highly evasive against past immunity—matches rise in #COVID19 hospitalization in US & many countries.🧵 covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tra…Show this thread
6) Pediatric #COVID hospitalizations rapidly increasing in mega states Texas, Florida, California— it’s a growing national trend, not just isolated to one state. California has now exceeded its earlier Delta wave’s kids hospitalization rate too. We are just at #Ba5’s beginning.