Per the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than 500,000 children in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and the rate of new cases among kids continues to rise. The largest increases were reported in six states: Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. As many as 103 children have died, according to the report. A disproportionate number of cases are reported in Black and Hispanic children and in places where there is high poverty.
Severe outcomes and complications of the coronavirus appear to be rare among children. While children may be largely spared the worst outcomes, experts say they can spread the virus to more vulnerable family members.
The academy recommends every child over age 6 months should get the flu vaccine before the end of October.
By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives.
In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.