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Unbiased accurate surveillance. COVID Mortality is Still Higher for Black, Hispanic, & Indigenous Americans…
Aug 28, 2022 23 tweets 28 min read
28-AUG-2022 UPDATE

Incidence of #COVID19 in 🇺🇸 kids increased 10% during the week ending 26-AUG-2022. More than 17,000 new cases every day; ADIR = 21.8/100,000.

#epitwitter #PedsICU #LongCovidKids Image 28-AUG-2022 UPDATE

The highest #COVID19 new daily incidence rates for kids are concentrated in the #Southeast. Image
Aug 26, 2022 25 tweets 29 min read

In this 🧵, we update #COVID19 incidence, hospitalizations, deaths, and disparities for 🇺🇸 children and adolescents.

Please share this 🧵 #epitwitter #PedsICU #tweetiatrician #SARSCoV2 #Omicron #LongCovidKids 26-AUG-22 UPDATE
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Jan 7, 2022 13 tweets 25 min read
07-JAN-2022 UPDATE

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… 07-JAN-2022 UPDATE

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…
Dec 28, 2021 21 tweets 30 min read
28-DEC-2021 UPDATE

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… 28-DEC-2021 UPDATE

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.…
Dec 27, 2021 17 tweets 28 min read
26-DEC-2021 UPDATE

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 26-DEC-2021 UPDATE

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

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 ❗ 09-SEPT-2021 UPDATE ❗
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
Aug 25, 2021 9 tweets 8 min read

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

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 ❗

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

#epitwitter #PedsICU @Cleavon_MD @DrEricDing @RheaBoydMD ❗ 23-AUG-2021 UPDATE ❗

Average daily incidence of #COVID19 in children/teens ⬆️ to 40.4/100,000 this week. Cumulative cases = 5.6 million. Image
Aug 14, 2021 8 tweets 12 min read

#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) 🚨14-AUG UPDATE 🚨

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
Aug 14, 2021 8 tweets 14 min read
❗️❗️13-AUG-2021 UPDATE❗️❗️

#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.… Image ❗️❗️13-AUG-2021 UPDATE❗️❗️

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… Image
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: ❗️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: Image
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… 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.

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 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.

Aug 5, 2020 11 tweets 16 min read

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 💔MILESTONE REACHED💔

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