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Coronavirus: London Children's Hospital advisor says wards with Covid are NOT full of teenagers


'Just wrong': the advisor at London Children's Hospital beats up the 'irresponsible' nurse who gave a BBC radio interview claiming her hospital had 'an entire ward of children' with coronavirus

  • The pediatrician Dr. Ronny Cheung has exploded "lies" about children with Covid-19
  • He said there were no "wards" with children suffering from coronavirus
  • A matron in a London hospital claimed she saw "entire wards" of children

An advisor at London Children's Hospital said the wards were not full of teenagers with coronavirus – despite a matron who told the BBC that her hospital has "an entire ward with children" with the disease.

The pediatrician Dr. Ronny Cheung used social media to blow up the matron's claims during an interview with Adrian Chiles on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Laura Duffel told the BBC: "It only minimally affected children in the first wave, but we have a whole department of children here and I know that some of my colleagues are in the same situation with whole wards of children with Covid. "

In a Twitter thread, Dr. Cheung, a counselor at a London children's hospital, said Ms. Duffel's comments were "irresponsible in extreme cases."

A report from Imperial College London warned that the mutated superinfectious strain of coronavirus spread rapidly among children, but young people are not believed to have more severe symptoms.

The pediatrician Dr. Ronny Cheung (pictured) used social media to blow up the matron's claims during an interview with Adrian Chiles on BBC Radio 5 Live

Laura Duffel (pictured) had said: "It only affected children minimally in the first wave, but we have a whole group of children here, and I know that some of my colleagues with whole wards of children with Covid are in the same situation are."

He wrote: “I was the on-call advisor at a children's hospital in London this week – this is simply not true and in extreme cases irresponsible – scares parents and drives Covid deniers. Covid is widespread in hospitals, but not in children. We have enough to do without this garbage. & # 39;

He later claimed he did not accuse the nurse of lying but that it was "very important that it is not misinterpreted" for concerned parents, adding that children got coronavirus, they just weren't "taken in large swaths".

“I'm also not saying that children don't get eager and that the new strain may not be easier to spread (we don't know for sure yet). But they don't all get seriously ill and ingested in large quantities and that is borne out by my colleagues across London, ”he added.

In a Twitter thread, Dr. Cheung, a consultant at a London children's hospital, said he knew nothing about "whole wards" for children with the coronavirus

In a Twitter thread, Dr. Cheung, a consultant at a London children's hospital, said he knew nothing about "whole wards" for children with the coronavirus

He later claimed he did not accuse the nurse of lying but that it was "very important that it is not misinterpreted" for concerned parents, adding that children got coronavirus, they just weren't "taken in in large swaths".

He later claimed he did not accuse the nurse of lying but that it was "very important that it is not misinterpreted" for concerned parents, adding that children got coronavirus, they just weren't "taken in in large swaths".

Ms. Duffel – a nurse activist who had previously appeared on Good Morning Britain to speak about paying £ 1,440 to park outside of work – defended herself against online backlash as others accused her of having children To have lied to Coronavirus-filled station.

She wrote: “I don't try to scare people. But people should know that this wave is not isolated for the older generation. If I can save a single life by making people think twice before mingling with others, it is certainly worth sharing what we do every day in hospitals. & # 39;

It comes after Imperial College London's report warned that the mutated superinfectious strain of coronavirus spread rapidly during the November lockdown and only closing schools can contain it.

Ms. Duffel defended herself against backlash online as others accused her of lying about a ward with children with coronavirus

Ms. Duffel defended herself against backlash online as others accused her of lying about a ward with children with coronavirus

The study confirmed that the variant of SARS-CoV-2 – known as B117 or "Variant of Concern" (VOC) – is more contagious than previous variants, just as scientists had feared, and that the November lockdown did little to help them to suppress.

The variant was most prevalent in the 10-19 age group, the data shows, with the finding that more coronavirus cases in the age group are the new strain than the original.

To combat the spread of VOCs in the UK, "social distancing measures need to be stricter than usual," the report said.

"A particular concern is whether it will be possible to maintain control of the transfer while allowing schools to reopen in January 2021."

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