“Mr. Thira” updates long COVID status in children – booster vaccine is very important

On November 30, 2022, Professor Dr. Thira Worathanarat or “Doctor Thera” Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine Facebook post “Thira Woratanarat” about the matter Covid-19 note that

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

The top 5 most infected with COVID are:

  1. Japan
  2. France
  3. South Korea
  4. Brazil
  5. Taiwan

Yesterday, European countries had a number of new infections. and Asia is 7 of the top 10 and 14 of the top 20 globally.

The number of new infections per day worldwide is currently from Asia and Europe Together, accounting for 82.83 percent of the world, while the number of deaths accounts for 63.15 percent.

Update on Prolonged COVID in Children

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

By examining the problem of abnormal symptoms of Long COVID and a blood test for antibodies that indicate a previous infectionCOVID-19 previously in the population of children aged 6 months to 17 years, 1,034 people from 612 families since December 2021 – February 2022

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The important thing was found. In general, among the children who tested positive for antibodies, the number of cases ofProlonged COVID situation 1.8 times more than the group of children without antibodies and can occur in males and females.

However, on detailed analysis, older children aged 12-17 who tested positive for antibodies were found to have a higher incidence ofLong COVID problem significantly higher than the group with no antibodies with a prevalence difference of 8.3% (confidence interval 3.5%-13.5%).

The results of this study are consistent with previous research from other countries that Prolonged COVID situation also occurs in children especially older children/teenagers Parents or guardians, including teachers, should help each other to look after, prevent and reduce the risk of spreading infections in families, schools and educational institutions.

If the child is already infected After recovering from the initial illness the child’s health should be assessed regularly. If there is an abnormality it should be taken to see a doctor for diagnosis. and provide appropriate care

The Thailand situation, we are. If you look around, you will know that there is a big epidemic.

Care should be taken when doing everyday life, working, studying, shopping, exercising or traveling in different places, not carelessly. 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 in hospital in various wards Disease screening is necessary.

Getting the booster vaccination is very important.

Above all, wearing a mask correctly and consistently will greatly reduce the risk. This wave should not reduce harm and risk perception because it directly affects cognition. and the protective behavior of the public


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