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Accurate, comprehensive, epidemiologic surveillance data on #COVID19 in kids, including disparities. Please support our work: https://t.co/WymkPnb11g (@wiise_usa)
Jan 7 13 tweets 25 min read
07-JAN-2022 UPDATE
1/13

Short but NOT sweet update on #COVID19 hospitalizations in 🇺🇸 children/teens.

National update in this 🧵 with data thru 06-Jan - H/T @JasonSalemi

Visit our interactive dashboard to see data for every state.

#epitwitter #PedsICU
covkidproject.org/hospitalizatio… 07-JAN-2022 UPDATE
2/13

There were 3,142 children 0-17 years old hospitalized with #COVID19 on 06-Jan-2022. This is MORE THAN TWICE as many as were hospitalized on 04-Sept-2021 at the peak of the #DeltaVariant surge.

#OmicronVariant #LongCovidKids
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Dec 28, 2021 21 tweets 30 min read
28-DEC-2021 UPDATE
1/20

In this 🧵, latest #COVID19 hospitalization data for children 0-17 yrs and adolescents 18-19 yrs, through 27-DEC-2021.
#epitwitter #PedsICU #tweetiatrician #criticalcare #OmicronVariant #longcovidkids

H/T @JasonSalemi
covkidproject.org/hospitalizatio… 28-DEC-2021 UPDATE
2/20

During the 7 days ending 27-Dec, #COVID19 admissions (confirmed diagnosis) totaled 508 adolescents 18-19 years old and 2,305 children 0-17 years old.

covkidproject.org/hospitalizatio…
Dec 27, 2021 17 tweets 28 min read
26-DEC-2021 UPDATE
1/17

New cases of #COVID19 in children and teens for the week ending December 24, 2021 - national and state trends in this 🧵

#epitwitter #PedsICU #tweetiatrician #medtwitter #OmicronVariant #DeltaVariant

covkidproject.org 26-DEC-2021 UPDATE
2/17

Average daily incidence of #COVID19 in children and teens ⬆️40% in one week to 51.4 new cases per 100,000 per day, approaching the #DeltaVariant surge summer high.

Keep in mind: some states only reported through 12/22 or 12/23.

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Sep 9, 2021 6 tweets 8 min read
❗ 09-SEPT-2021 UPDATE ❗
1/6

Our new trend chart shows cumulative #COVID19 mortality rates for kids 0-17 years.

The sharp ⬆️ in August was driven by 30 non-white deaths
(vs. 10 white deaths).

Death rate 2.5x ⬆️ in non-whites.

#epitwitter #PedsICU
covkidproject.org/deaths ❗ 09-SEPT-2021 UPDATE ❗
2/6
Lowest #COVID19 death rate is in 2-year olds, with infants 17x more likely to die. Death rate in 19 year olds similar to infants.

#epitwitter #PedsICU
covkidproject.org/deaths
Aug 25, 2021 9 tweets 8 min read
SPECIAL NOTE ON TEXAS
1/9

Please be advised that the @CDCgov covid tracker trend data on #COVID19 by age in Texas are WRONG. CDC draws case data from their case line data file, and TX has reported age on only 3% of total cases. SPECIAL NOTE ON TEXAS
2/9

CDC graphic is inadequately footnoted and does not disclose the very low case count behind their trend chart.

Their chart displays no new cases in TX in past 4 months!

@CDCgov should remove this highly inaccurate graphic from their website.
Aug 23, 2021 15 tweets 13 min read
❗ 23-AUG-2021 UPDATE ❗
1/15

Latest data updates on #COVID19 vaccinations, cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and disparities are posted on our dashboards.

#epitwitter #PedsICU @Cleavon_MD @DrEricDing @RheaBoydMD

covkidproject.org ❗ 23-AUG-2021 UPDATE ❗
2/15

Average daily incidence of #COVID19 in children/teens ⬆️ to 40.4/100,000 this week. Cumulative cases = 5.6 million.

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Aug 14, 2021 8 tweets 12 min read
🚨14-AUG UPDATE 🚨
1/10

#COVID19 incidence (new case) data are now updated through 13-Aug-2021.

Average daily incidence rate (DIR) ⬆️ to 33.4/100,000

Total cumulative cases > 5.4 million

(we include >500K TX cases that CDC and AAP don't count)
covkidproject.org 🚨14-AUG UPDATE 🚨
2/10

The map on the left shows *cumulative* incidence of #COVID19 in kids since the pandemic began.

The map on the right shows *current* DIR.
#epitwitter #PedsICU @Cleavon_MD @Arrianna_Planey @GYamey @drkomanduri
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Aug 14, 2021 8 tweets 14 min read
❗️❗️13-AUG-2021 UPDATE❗️❗️
1/8

#COVID19 hosp data for kids have been updated.

For children and 18-19 year olds, hosp admit rates are at highest point since Sept 2020 (no good data prior to that date.)

Confirmed cases only - suspected not included here.

covkidproject.org/hospitalizatio… Image ❗️❗️13-AUG-2021 UPDATE❗️❗️
2/8

Same for current pediatric hosp census - highest ever!
>1200 kids with #COVID19 in hosp TODAY.

@Cleavon_MD @WesElyMD @SapnaKmd @DrZoeHyde @dgurdasani1 @EricTopol @DrEricDing @Arrianna_Planey #epitwitter #PedsICU
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Aug 13, 2021 7 tweets 7 min read
❗️12-AUG-2021 UPDATE❗️ 1/7

Latest data from NCHS reveal disturbing racial/ethnic disparities in #COVID19 mortality among kids and young adults.

We've tried to be more phone-friendly, but still best viewed on a larger screen. Expanded dashboard:
covkidproject.org/disparities ❗️12-AUG-2021 UPDATE❗️ 2/7

Of 353 reported deaths, 28% were white, & 72% were non-white, mostly Hispanic & Black children.

Caveat: NCHS death counts are << CDC-Atlanta counts due to different data sources & reporting lags. #epitwitter
More info:
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Jul 27, 2021 16 tweets 11 min read
The COVKID team has a new research study out today in @AMJPublicHealth, as part of a special issue called "When Dying Really Counts:"

Out-of-Hospital COVID-19 Deaths: Consequences for Quality of Medical Care and Accuracy of Cause of Death Coding

1/16
ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.210… We found that 🇺🇸children (younger than 18 years) were most likely (30.5%) and elders aged 64 to 74 years were least likely (10.4%) to die out of hospital or in the emergency department from #COVID19.

2/16

ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.210…
Jul 26, 2021 10 tweets 9 min read
♦️ 26-July-21 Update ♦️ 1/10

#COVID19 in 🇺🇸 kids has surpassed 5 million cases.

Long thread explaining why our case counts are higher (& more accurate!) than counts reported by @AmerAcadPeds

Also: latest rising trends in incidence & hospitalizations
covkidproject.org Image ♦️ 26-July-21 Update ♦️ 2/10

The @AmerAcadPeds puts out a weekly #COVID19 report on kids that draws on the exact same state health department dashboards as we do.

BUT - we include estimates of missing data from TX and NY, and AAP does not.

#epitwitter
Aug 5, 2020 11 tweets 16 min read
💔MILESTONE REACHED💔
1/11

Intensive care admissions for kids with #COVID19 have surpassed 1,000 in the USA (n=1,011).

This is an UNDERCOUNT; not all PICUs report their data.

67% of these kids are Hispanic or Black.

#PedsICU @vps_llc #epitwitter

covkidproject.org 💔MILESTONE REACHED💔
2/11

When our team published a research paper on critical illness in children with #COVID19 in April 2020, there had been 74 kids admitted to PICU in the USA.

That seemed like a lot to us back then.

#PedsICU #epitwitter #coronavirus @vps_llc @JPHMPDirect