According to the data presented by Juanita Arriola Moreno, pediatrician of the HolaDr platform. and a graduate of CES University, the incidence of COVID-19 in children, compared to the total infected, ranges between 1 and 10%.
Although the specialist details that this figure is low, it is convenient to avoid risk factors that can increase with the beginning of the return to classes that are being programmed in some schools in the country.
“The decision to return to school should be a concerted decision between the school, the child and the home. If everything works well you can return, if not, it is convenient to continue in virtuality”, Explains the pediatrician.
Some of those factors that must be taken into account in these three areas to decide whether to return or not are:
- If the child has a disease that could compromise the reaction of his immune system to fight the virus, he should stay at home (diabetes, untreated asthma).
- It must be verified that the school you attend complies with the biosafety protocols, has a water service, with a food consumption protocol and for transport to the place. Also that there are adequate places for hand washing and physical distancing is met.
- We must take into account the child's ability to follow orders, if he can keep the mask on and abide by the rules that the school has established to avoid contagion. If you cannot accommodate this, it is best if you stay home.
The pediatrician also stressed that it is important that parents at home, in the event of a positive infection from their children, do not agree to self-medicate them with recommendations that are not validated by doctors.