Dire warnings abound with kids’ safety on high alert

Children have so far been spared the worst of the pandemic – but the rhetoric around their safety has begun to change

3rd May, 2020
Dire warnings abound with kids’ safety on high alert
The disease seemed similar to a form of toxic shock syndrome or Kawasaki syndrome.

Last Sunday night, a tweet appeared that quickly attracted thousands of “likes” and retweets. By morning, its contents were being reported widely in the media, and striking fear into the hearts of parents everywhere.

The British Paediatric Intensive Care Society had taken to Twitter to say it had noted an apparent rise in the number of children of all ages “presenting with multisystem inflammatory state” and requiring intensive care. At least a dozen...

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