Category: Children

Penn State Health: Kids represent small fraction of inpatient COVID cases, most recover at home

Caroline Machiraju interviewed Scott Gilbert of Penn State Health and Maggi Barton, Deputy Press Secretary at Pa DOH to get answers about the severity of COVID cases affecting children in Pennsylvania.
Machiraju’s findings contradict a recent PennLive.com report suggesting that hospitals are overrun with children suffering from COVID, and calls into question the justification to mandate masks for students by Pennsylvania Governor Wolf.

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“Most children recover at home,” said Scott Gilbert of Penn State Health.
Three children are diagnosed with COVID-19 at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital in Hershey, compared with zero pediatric COVID patients at Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center and Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center.