With 1.5 Million Unvaccinated Children, Israel Prepares for Surge of COVID Hospitalizations

Israel's Health Ministry directs hospitals to prepare for a spike in the number of children in their COVID wards after reports from countries across the world show an increase in pediatric hospitalization

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Since the pandemic began, the fact that the coronavirus generally causes milder illness in children has been one constant piece of good news. Serious cases among children are quite rare, mortality even more so. This is also true of omicron; at least so far, there is no medical evidence that the variant causes more violent or dangerous illness in children – or adults – than that caused by the previous variants.

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