BMJ: One in seven children may still have Long Covid symptoms 15 weeks after infection

Up to one in seven (14%) children and young people who caught SARS-CoV-2 may have symptoms linked to the virus 15 weeks later, suggest preliminary findings from the world’s largest study on long Covid in children, led by UCL and Public Health England researchers.

For the study, published on the preprint site Research Square and funded by the UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), researchers surveyed 3,065 11- to 17-year-olds in England who had positive results in a PCR test between January and March as well as a matched control group of 3,739 11- to 17-year-olds who tested negative over the same period.

They found that, when surveyed at an average of 15 weeks after their test, 14% more young people in the test positive group had three or more symptoms of ill health, including unusual tiredness and headaches, than those in the test negative group, while 7% (one in 14) more had five or more symptoms.

The researchers said the data suggested that, over seven months between last September and March, at least 4,000 and possibly 32,000 teenagers of the total population of 11- to 17-year-olds who tested positive in England may have had multiple (three or more) symptoms tied to Covid-19 infection after 15 weeks.

UCL article

Preprint: Long COVID – the physical and mental health of children and non-hospitalised young people 3 months after SARS-CoV-2 infection; a national matched cohort study (The CLoCk) Study.

 

 

 

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Israel: 150 children treated for long Covid in one clinic, hundreds more on waiting list

“What’s interesting, is that in some of the children, it really appears as a direct continuation of severe illness but in very many of the children, there is a severe illness, followed by a lull of several months and only then do the symptoms of long COVID begin,” says Ashkenazi-Hoffnung.

There are “a few children here who, a year after the illness, haven’t recovered, and they have symptoms that are affecting their day-to-day functioning. There are cases in which it lasts for more than a year.”

Haaretz.com article

 

UK: start to pandemic “worst public health failure ever” – a failure that is still ongoing

 

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Texas embalmer: “COVID is unlike anything I’ve seen before”

“I was having people that had only been dead for a few hours and there were major clotting issues. The clots were the size of pancakes ― you never, never see those with someone who didn’t die of COVID.”

“These folks were so swollen they were completely unrecognizable.  We get bodies out of ICU regularly, but not in the condition that these COVID bodies are in. They’re tremendously swollen. If they’ve been on a ventilator, that often completely runs down their immune system. It also opens them up to a lot of sepsis and secondary infections that tend to hang around hospitals, like penicillin-resistant staph infections.”

“I’ve been doing this for 30 years and pretty much everywhere I’ve worked has been medium to high volume. I’m not one of those embalmers that works at a place that just does 50 or 60 bodies a year. So I’ve done this long enough and I’ve seen enough that I would know when something different pops up. COVID is unlike anything I’ve seen before.”

Huffpost.com report

 

 

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Multi-organ damage in low-risk individuals with long Covid

Young, low risk patients with ongoing symptoms of Covid-19 had signs of damage to multiple organs four months after initially being infected, a preprint study has suggested.

Initial data from 201 patients suggest that almost 70% had impairments in one or more organs four months after their initial symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

BMJ.com report

Medrxiv Preprint: Multi-organ impairment in low-risk individuals with long COVID 

 

 

 

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What is in your vaccine? German researchers analyze Pfizer & AstraZeneca vaccines to find out

German researchers, doctors and pathologists hold a press conference to discuss what they have found in the various Covid vaccines.

You may need to tap the video to unmute the audio.

 

The full video is over two hours long, but well worth watching! See the full version in English here

The original press conference in German is here

There is an Italian translation here

There is a Spanish translation here

 

This image is from 1.27 in the press conference showing objects moving in Pfizer vaccine residue.

 

These images are from 1.31 into the video:

 

 

Small moving triangle shapes found in Johnson and Johnson vaccine at 1.32 in the video

 

 

What looks like nanotubes found in Pfizer at 1.40.50

 

 

Background information on these objects

Nanoparticles YouTube video by AZnano (these are not in vaccines, but note the similar behaviour of the particles to the videos above)

 

 

 Nucleic acid-based nanotechnology – creating fancy shapes with nano materials

 

 

Wikipedia: Nanoradio

A nanoradio (also called carbon nanotube radio) is a nanotechnology acting as a radio transmitter and receiver by using carbon nanotubes. One of the first nanoradios was constructed in 2007 by researchers under Alex Zettl at the University of California, Berkeley where they successfully transmitted an audio signal. Due to the small size, nanoradios can have several possible applications such as radio function in the bloodstream.”

 

 

 A GPS for inside your body by Nanowerk

A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) led by Professor Dina Katabi is working on an “in-body GPS” system dubbed ReMix. The new method can pinpoint the location of ingestible implants inside the body using low-power wireless signals. These implants could be used as tiny tracking devices on shifting tumors to help monitor their slight movements.

 

See also: Nanotechnology in mRNA vaccines :

“Despite their clear advantages for drug delivery, lipid nanoparticles have an unwanted side-effect; they have the potential to induce an allergic reaction, particularly for those who suffer with severe allergies. However, reactions are rare and researchers estimate a rate of 1.1 cases of anaphylaxis for every million first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.”

 

 

Please save a copy of these images to your computer in case this website is removed from the internet. The censorship of this topic is way beyond anything we have encountered since we started this blog.

Italy: Two children die shortly after 2nd Pfizer vaccination

Giulia Lucenti died aged 16, the day after the vaccine. “Giulia dreamed to be able to work abroad in the field of robotics. “The memories of mum Oxana and dad Lorenzo dissolve in the excruciating pain of having lost their only daughter at only 16 years old,“ sixteen hours after the second vaccine dose” specifies the mother. 

Majda El Azrak, 14-year-old girl, went into a coma two days after receiving the second dose of Pfizer vaccine: the young woman died after 26 days.  The first dose of the vaccine Pfizer on July 22, the second on August 17. The following day, August 18, severe headache and swelling in one eye that made it necessary to be hospitalized, on August 19, at the Tricase hospital in Bari. A few hours later the clinical picture worsened up to in a state of coma, which lasted 26 days at the “Giovanni XXIII” hospital. She died like that Majda El Azrak, a young Ruffanese girl of Moroccan origins.

Reports from Italy24 news: Guilia Lucenti, Majda El Azrak

 

Italy: ALL workers must have a Covid vaccination or negative test

 

Most common COVID-19 symptoms if you’re fully vaccinated or unvaccinated

Currently, the most common COVID-19 symptoms if you’re fully vaccinated are:

Runny nose
Headache
Sneezing
Sore throat
Loss of smell (anosmia)

 

Most common COVID-19 symptoms if you’re unvaccinated:

Headache
Runny Nose
Sore Throat
Fever
Persistent cough

Loss of smell (anosmia) comes further down the list for unvaccinated people, but it’s still an important predictor of having COVID-19 rather than a regular cold.

Joinzoe UK Covid App

 

 

 

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Preprint: Children with long Covid show a similar brain hypometabolic pattern as that found in adult long Covid patients

Despite lower initial severity at the acute stage of the infection, paediatric patients demonstrated on average 5 months later a similar brain hypometabolic pattern as that found in adult long COVID patients, involving bilateral medial temporal lobes, brainstem and cerebellum, and also the right olfactory gyrus after small volume correction.

Preprint: Similar patterns of [18F]-FDG brain PET hypometabolism in paediatric and adult patients with long COVID: a paediatric case series

 

Malaysia: surge in Covid cases and deaths involving children reported

 

Malaysia: surge in Covid cases and deaths involving children reported

Covid-19 cases in Malaysia involving children leapt to 310,074 as at the end of August, which is 25 times more than the whole of last year. The number was only 12,620 last year. A total of 41 children have died so far this year, compared with just six in 2020, the health ministry said on Sept 2.

Reports of unusual symptoms among children have also surfaced online.  On Sept 8, one Penang-based doctor claimed on Instagram that she had attended to two children within the same week who could not walk after becoming infected with Covid-19. The doctor said one of the cases involved a four-year-old girl who had a seizure a week after recovering from Covid-19. Three days later, the child’s mother reported that her daughter could not walk properly.

Straitstimes.com Report

 

Israel: 40% of new Covid cases are in children under 11yrs

 

 

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Nicky Minaj and her cousin’s friend’s swollen vaccinated testicles

Maybe tell him to get vaccinated in the arm next time?

 

COVID-19 virus in the penis long after the initial infection in humans

British MP: there have been 1,632 reports of deaths after Covid-19 vaccinations

Christopher Chope MP gives detailed figures for injuries and deaths caused by Covid-19 vaccines to the House of Commons in the UK Houses of Parliament. “There’s a lot more damage being done to our citizens as a result of Covid-19 vaccinations than in any other vaccination program in history”

 

 

Youtube video link

Preprint: Boys aged 12-17 more at risk from mRNA vaccines than from Covid

A total of 257 cardiac adverse event (CAE) were identified. Rates per million following dose 2 among males were 162.2 (ages 12-15) and 94.0 (ages 16-17); among females, rates were 13.0 and 13.4 per million, respectively.

For boys 12-15 without medical comorbidities receiving their second mRNA vaccination dose, the rate of CAE is 3.7 to 6.1 times higher than their 120-day COVID-19 hospitalization risk as of August 21, 2021 (7-day hospitalizations 1.5/100k population) and 2.6-4.3-fold higher at times of high weekly hospitalization risk (7-day hospitalizations 2.1/100k), such as during January 2021. For boys 16-17 without medical comorbidities, the rate of CAE is currently 2.1 to 3.5 times higher than their 120-day COVID-19 hospitalization risk, and 1.5 to 2.5 times higher at times of high weekly COVID-19 hospitalization.

Medrxiv Preprint: SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccination-Associated Myocarditis in Children Ages 12-17: A Stratified National Database Analysis 

 

** UPDATE **

The Guardian Newspaper has caught up with the news here: “Boys more at risk from Pfizer jab side-effect than Covid, suggests study

Los Angeles, meanwhile, is headed in the opposite direction. “Los Angeles schools to require Covid vaccinations for students 12 and older

 

 

 

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Significant abnormalities found in the eyes of some patients with severe COVID-19

Researchers using MRI have found significant abnormalities in the eyes of some people with severe COVID-19. The French Society of Neuroradiology initiated a study of 129 patients with severe COVID-19 who underwent brain MRI.

Of the 129 patients, nine (7%) had abnormal MRI findings of the globe, or eyeball. The MRI scans showed one or more nodules in the back part, or posterior pole, of the eyeball. Eight of the nine patients had spent time in the intensive care unit (ICU) for COVID-19.

Radiological Society report

 

 

 

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UK ONS: nearly one million people living with long covid symptoms

An estimated 970,000 people living in private households in the UK (1.5% of the population) were experiencing self-reported “long COVID” (symptoms persisting for more than four weeks after the first suspected COVID-19 infection that were not explained by something else) at 1 August 2021.

The estimates presented in this analysis relate to self-reported long COVID, as experienced by study participants who responded to a representative survey, rather than clinically diagnosed ongoing symptomatic COVID-19 or post-COVID-19 syndrome in the full population.

Of people with self-reported long COVID, 817,000 (84%) first had (or suspected they had) COVID-19 at least 12 weeks previously, and 384,000 (40%) first had (or suspected they had) COVID-19 at least one year previously.

Symptoms adversely affected the day-to-day activities of 643,000 people (66% of those with self-reported long COVID), with 188,000 (19%) reporting that their ability to undertake their day-to-day activities had been “limited a lot”.

UK Office of National Statistics report

 

 

 

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