Tag Archives: COVID19

More than 1.5 million children lost a primary or secondary caregiver due to the COVID-19 pandemic

More than 1.5 million children around the world are estimated to have lost at least one parent, custodial grandparent, or grandparent who lived with them due to death related to COVID-19 during the first 14 months of the pandemic, according to a study published today in The Lancet. The study highlights orphanhood as an urgent… Read More »

Indonesia extends free telemedicine services for COVID-19 patients nationwide

Starting tomorrow, the Indonesian government will deliver free telemedicine services for COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms across the country in a bid to ease hospital pressure as cases hit record highs. These services will be delivered in partnership with digital health platforms Alodokter and Halodoc, who will provide free teleconsultations and medication delivery, said Health… Read More »

Innate Immune System Helps to Protect Kids From Severe COVID-19

Research has found that children are protected from severe COVID-19 due to the fact their innate immune system is quick in attacking the virus.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCEDOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-21414-x The research found that specialized cells in a child’s immune system quickly target the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Children are not as likely to become infected with the virus and… Read More »