NIH Seeks to Identify Children at Risk for Severe Complication of COVID-19

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Health Editor’s Note: It was no sooner announced, months ago, that children, when they contract COVID-19 do not get as ill as adults.  This was drastically disproved when children started to develop Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) which is a very severe complication of COVID-19.

Children with MIS-C develop inflammation of the lungs, kidneys, brain, heart, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.  Symptoms of MIC-C are fever with other symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, rash, neck pain, conjunctivitis (blood shot eyes), abdominal pain and feeling very tired.  The cause is not known other than children who developed MIC-C also had the COVID-19 virus or had been exposed to someone who had COVID-19.

Not all children who develop MIS-C have the same symptoms. Reasons for a child to be seen immediately by health care professionals is difficulty in breathing, constant pressure or pain in the chest, appearing to be confused, unable to stay awake or to wake up, severe abdominal pain, and/or bluish color of face and/or lips.  

MIS-C is a new medical phenomenon, as is COVID-19, and needs to be researched and  studied to see how this COVID-19 complication affects children and why some children go on to have MIS-C after being infected with COVID-19 and others do not. The best scenario would be to protect children against developing MIS-C

Medical science is still learning about MIS-C and how it affects children, so it is not predictable to determine which child will get sick with MIS-C and which child will not develop this severe complication. It is  also do not know if children with certain health conditions are more likely to get MIS-C. These are among the many questions researchers are working to try to understand……Carol

NIH-funded project seeks to identify children at risk for MIS-C

NIH News Release

The National Institutes of Health has announced research funding to encourage the development of approaches that identify children at high risk for developing Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), thought to be a severe complication of COVID-19. Up to $20 million will be awarded to successful research proposals over four years.

Most children exposed to or infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, develop only a mild form of the illness. However, others go on to develop MIS-C(link is external), a severe, sometimes fatal, inflammation of organs and tissues, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin and eyes. The new effort seeks to encourage studies of genetic, immune, viral, environmental, and other factors that influence how severe a case of COVID-19 will be and the chances of developing to MIS-C.

“We urgently need methods to distinguish children at high risk for MIS-C from those unlikely to experience major ill effects from the virus, so that we can develop early interventions to improve their outcomes, ” said Diana W. Bianchi, M.D., director of NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

The NICHD-led project, called Predicting Viral-Associated Inflammatory Disease Severity in Children with Laboratory Diagnostics and Artificial Intelligence (PreVAIL kIds), is part of NIH’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative to speed innovation in the development, commercialization, and implementation of technologies for COVID-19 testing. PreVAIL kIds aims to encourage development of cutting-edge approaches for understanding the underlying factors influencing the spectrum of conditions that may occur in children and youth infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. These range from no symptoms at all to fever and cough, abdominal pain and diarrhea, and inflammation of the coronary arteries. The goal of the initiative is to understand the range of symptoms of COVID-19 and the factors leading to MIS-C.

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Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescue pups.

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  1. Remember, Carol, this is a bioweapon. It is designed to do this. Trump knew about COVID-19 back in November when, according to Gordon, he and his inner circle were vaccinated for it. He also warned Israel and his Likudnik pals about it. He didn’t warn us about it. Instead, we were totally unprepared for the virus coming to the USA in the spring. It has targeted old people, the uninsured, the unemployable, and especially, people of color. They have been dying in record numbers.

    It is exactly what the USA did to the Plains Indians back in the 19th Century, kill off the buffalo to make them food-insecure, and then finish the job with small-pox infested blankets. This is genocide, pure and simple.

  2. JUST ASK DR BILL GATES MORE THEN LIKELY HE FUNDED THIS BIO-WEAPON AND ALL BUT EXPLAINED IT IN HIS TABLE TOP DRILL IN NOV 2019 IN WHUHON CHINA AND DR FELCHER USED TAX DOLLARS SENT TO WHUHON 3.5 MIL TO KEEP WORKING IT AFTER IT WAS TO HOT IN THE STATES, AND REMEMBER DR FELCHER SAID IN A 2017 VIDEO THAT TRUMP WOULD HAVE A BIO WEAPON HIT HIM IN OFFICE. wingo dingo looky what the cat dug up, china virus 19 , like VT contributors love to say on air, you just cant make this stuff up!

    follow the fake russia muler investigation, follow the fake impeachment and nancy policy slow walk of the papers after cdc allows cruse ship princess and many china flights into the country? remember who has the patients to this virus, bill gates who has stock in the vaccine maker Madera? dr felching. remember who their god is, Satan the loser! satan remember your future? servants of satan remember your future!

    • Curly, you talk as if Trump wasn’t aware of COVID-19 being a bioweapon all along. According to Gordon, he and his inner circle knew back in November that the virus would attack Wuhan in December. He and his inner circle were vaccinated for it. He warned Israel and his Likudnik pals about it then, too. That gave them plenty of time to set up the biggest heist ever in US history, $7 trillion and counting, from the US treasury and putting it on the tab of the US taxpayer.

      It’s a simple fact that he didn’t warn the US about it. That’s why we were so woefully unprepared for it. That was also part of the plan. Unlike countries like China and Canada who have beaten this thing, we never will because it was put to us early on that it was all a hoax concocted by the Democrats. Trumpsters are running around without masks, not social distancing, even having COVID-19 parties to pass the virus around. This will insure that we kill off old people, the unemployable, and especially people of color. That’s what the “powers that be” want, fewer humans on the planet. Like Henry Kissinger once said, “Depopulation should be the highest priority of foreign policy towards the third world.”

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