Dr. James Schneider, Chief of Pediatric Intensive Care at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York Warns That DOUBLE Number of Sick Children Are Attending His NYC Emergency Room With 300 a Day as Illness Sweeps Through Children Amid Shortage of Medicines

Dr. James Schneider, chief of pediatric intensive care at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York, has warned of an uptick in ER admissions bought on by a shortage of medications used to treat childhood ailments

Dr. James Schneider, Chief of Pediatric Intensive Care at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York Warns That DOUBLE Number of Sick Children Are Attending His NYC Emergency Room With 300 a Day as Illness Sweeps Through Children Amid Shortage of Medicines

  •  The head of pediatrics at a respected children’s hospital has warned of an uptick in admissions due to a shortage of medications to treat childhood ailments
  •  Worsening matters, Dr. James Schneider of the Cohen Children’s Medical Center said, is reduced immunity brought on by years of Covid lockdowns 
  • Schneider and other doctors have said post-pandemic return is leading to a rebound of viral infections that has surpassed numbers before the pandemic 
  • Schneider, chief of pediatric intensive care at the Queens hospital, said this phenomenon has roughly doubled the number of kids in his emergency room 
  • Pre-Covid, the pediatrician told The New York Times Wednesday, the ER would admit about 170 children a day during this time of year. 
  • That number, he revealed, has since burgeoned to somewhere between 260 and 300 kids daily 

The head of pediatrics at a respected children’s hospital has called attention to a marked uptick in admissions due to a shortage of key medications used to treat childhood ailments.

Worsening matters, Dr. James Schneider of the Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York said, is the fact that years of Covid lockdowns and restrictions have robbed youngsters of vital exposure to germs that would strengthen their immune system.

Schneider and other doctors have said the return to normalcy post-pandemic is leading to a rebound of viral and bacterial infections that has far surpassed numbers recorded before the pandemic.

Schneider, chief of pediatric intensive care at the Queens hospital, said this phenomenon has roughly doubled the number of kids in his emergency room.

Pre-Covid, the pediatrician told The New York Times Wednesday, the ER would admit about 170 children a day during this time of year. That number, he revealed, has since burgeoned to somewhere between 260 and 300 kids daily.

Experts have since coined the terms ‘tripledemic’ and ‘Tri-demic’ to classify the sudden influx of sickness, referencing the primary ailments plaguing America’s young – RSV, the seasonal flu, and the still lingering coronavirus.

It comes as many medical professionals had warned since 2020 that these viruses could make a deadly comeback after a lull during the pandemic, as seasonal bugs come back with a vengeance after being suppressed during COVID lockdowns.

Experts at the time also warned of more severe effects from these maladies – especially within children – in a population now with a significantly weakened immunity.

‘Right now, the demand related to treatment for viral infections for children is at levels I haven’t seen in my career,’ Dr. Schneider told the paper in an interview Wednesday.

 He added that after two years of seeing markedly less of respiratory viruses such as the flu and RSV – which he said are ‘the things that keep me busy’ in the Winter – hospitals are now seeing their return, in historic numbers.

‘It’s not new disease, we’re just seeing more than the typical amount, and the surge is earlier than normal,’ Schneider explained.

Source: Daily Mail Online, Alex Hammer

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