This ripple is not small! The ‘boost vaccine’ is very important, reiterating that Long COVID also occurs in children.

Wednesday 30 November 2022, 9:19 a.m.

This ripple is not small! The ‘boost vaccine’ is very important, reiterating that Long COVID also occurs in children.

November 30, 2022 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teera Worathanarat, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University Post a message via private Facebook. Regarding the situation of infection with COVID-19 during this period, the contents are as follows…

30 November 2022…

Yesterday, around the world, there were 421,311 additional infections, 825 additional deaths, a total of 646,868,327 people, 6,638,457 total deaths.

The top 5 most infected are Japan, France, South Korea, Brazil and Taiwan.

As of yesterday, in the number of new infections, countries from Europe and Asia occupied seven of the top 10 and 14 of the top 20 globally.

The number of new infections per day around the world right now from Asia and Europe Combined, accounting for 82.83 percent of the world, while the number of deaths accounted for 63.15 percent.

…Update Long COVID in children

Dumont R et al from Switzerland The research results were published in the journal Nature Communications yesterday, 29 November 2022.

By surveying the problems of Long COVID abnormal symptoms and testing for antibodies that indicate previous COVID-19 infection among children aged 6 months to 17 years, totaling 1,034 people from 612 families since December. 2021-February 2022

The important thing was found. Overall, the antibody-positive children had a 1.8 times higher prevalence of Long COVID than those without the antibody, and were born in both males and females.

However, from in-depth analysis, it was found that older children aged 12-17 who tested positive for antibodies had a significantly higher prevalence of Long COVID than those who did not detect antibodies. with a prevalence difference of 8.3% (confidence interval 3.5%-13.5%).

The results of this study are in line with previous research from other countries showing that long COVID cases also occur in children. especially older children/teenagers Parents or guardians, including teachers, should help each other take care, prevent and reduce the risk of infection spreading in families, schools and educational institutions.

If the child has already been infected After recovering from the initial illness Should regularly assess the health of the child. If there is an abnormality It should be taken to see a doctor for a diagnosis. and provide proper care

…The situation of our country If you look around, you will know that there is a large epidemic.

Daily life, working, studying, shopping, exercising or traveling in various places should be done with caution and not careless.

Where it’s crowded, I see a lot of people who don’t protect themselves. poor ventilation should be avoided

At work, if you share a room, share a location. Always wear a mask do not eat and drink together

Hospitals must be careful of the spread among medical personnel. and patients who are hospitalized in various wards Disease screening is necessary.

Getting the booster vaccination is very important.

Above all, wearing a mask correctly and consistently It will greatly reduce the risk.

…Not small, this wave…

Harm and risk perception should not be reduced because they directly affect cognition. and defensive behavior of the public as a whole


Dumont R et al. A population-based serological study of post-COVID syndrome prevalence and risk factors in children and adolescents. Nature Communications. 29 November 2022.


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