Long Covid Kids HQ #LongCovidKids #ProtectAllKids Profile picture
UK-based, international charity for families & children living with #LongCovid #PIMS Patron: Michael Rosen https://t.co/QjkCJVG3tI
May 5 17 tweets 10 min read
1) Are you taking parental leave or having a break from work to care for your children with #longcovid?

A parent asks -

“I am wondering how parents are managing their work life whilst their little ones are so poorly. So far I have juggled things and taken annual leave but 2) it’s difficult to see how this is sustainable with no end in sight.

@longcovidwork @DHSCgovuk @CitizensAdvice
are you able to help ?

May 4 7 tweets 13 min read
Have you seen the #LongCovidKids Padlets?
@padlet is an interactive website/app that provides a visual library of internet links that our team updates as new information emerges.
Think of it as a scrapbook of useful links
Since the start of the pandemic, we have been collating resources & info to help us improve recognition, support & recovery
We have five Padlets suitable for different audiences;
• Children bit.ly/3DbaR2d
#LongCovidKids #ShineALightOnLongCovid
@FYI_SkyTV @suepeters21 @tes @ihv @earlyyearsontap @LucindaNatDoc @PYL_London
Apr 1 15 tweets 23 min read
These children have endured chronic and disabling symptoms.

Today they handed in their letters for @BorisJohnson to share their experience, hopes & ongoing infection risk fears.

#ShiningALightOnLongCovid #LongCovid #LongCovidKids CEO Sammie McFarland handed in the new charities NEW support guide available as a free digital resource for families, kids, schools, healthcare professionals parents and caregivers.

#ShineALightOnLongCovid #LongCovid #LongCovidKids
Apr 1 9 tweets 14 min read
Jacob is 11 years old & has been unwell since March 21. 2 weeks after #covid19 infection he lost mobility in his legs & required mobility aids alongside physiotherapy twice a wk ever since.

Jacob wants more support for families living with #LongCovidKids

#ShineALightOnLongCovid Emily is 9yrs old, she contracted Covid in Sep21. She was admitted to hospital for 13dys in Nov due to severity of her #LongCovidKids symptoms.She now uses a walker as has severe pain in her back & legs.

Emily would like more funding for LC services

Mar 13 16 tweets 18 min read
Please join us in welcoming our NEW #LCKchampion Dr Anna Brooks

BCA PhD Immunologist and Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Give her some #LCKfamily 💕@DrAnnaNZ

#LongCovidKids #NewZealand #NZ @jacindaardern
longcovidkids.org/champions/dr-a… #LCKChampion
Feb 18 10 tweets 4 min read
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"Spent all of Wed in hospital , to be told my child was fine - I've just had to pull her up the stairs to bed. She's too heavy to lift - couldn't even crawl up
I'm angry angry angry & feel so let down by the NHS & our Gov
Our children are like ghosts!!
#LongCovidKids Group Post
"we got the results of S's extensive bloodwork. White blood cell count ⬇️and Iron &Vitamin D very low. Started him on Iron & Vitamin D,repeat bloods in 3 mths. It's not surprising he felt exhausted. They don't yet know why all this happened"
Feb 10 5 tweets 8 min read
#FactCheck 1 of 3

#LongCovidKids is not a campaign group.

We are a charity that represents and supports children and young people living with Long Covid and related illnesses and the parents and caregivers that look after them.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇮🇪🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇨🇦🇬🇷🇮🇹🇦🇹 #FactCheck 2 of 3

Children's real risk of admission due to Covid increased during #Omicron

Jan 2022 3,797 child Covid admissions
Assume 53% primarily Covid = 2,012

Jan 2021 [Alpha] 1,243
80% primarily Covid = 994

Omicron TWICE as likely to hospitalise children due to Covid. Image
Jan 5 8 tweets 15 min read
1/8 What we need is;


Thanks to @CoSchoolsTools @guardian @zoesqwilliams
@HenryBurridge @Elodie_A_N

#LongCovidKids #Education #TEACHers #SpotCovid

shoutout.wix.com/so/24Nugz070?l… 2/8 To assist with @GOVUK rollout of CO2 monitors to schools @CoSchoolsTools have created 4 videos, and other materials, that aim to explain how #CO2monitors can help #teachers manage their classroom #ventilation for comfortable healthier learning.
Dec 29, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
The Government have warned us that we will see large numbers over the coming weeks.

Parents have a situation to deal with. Knowledge is power.

Please know what to look for in your child. Trust your instincts. Seek help if you are concerned.

Symptom poster on following tweet For all those who care for children, this is how covid can present in a child.

From the lived experience experts 🧡
Dec 28, 2021 27 tweets 43 min read
8 yo Girl.
Off food for 2 days.
Bizarre itchy rash
Called 111 told Chilblains
Mum unconvinced

Please show #teachers #education #schools


Think #COVID19 #Omicron #LongCovidKids Image Symptoms of #LongCovid can be found in the gallery.


Nov 21, 2021 4 tweets 6 min read
🔥7 child deaths due to Covid in 1 week
🔥1 in 22 deaths of 5-9 year olds due to Covid
🔥Covid is top 5 cause of death 10-19 year olds
🔥30% increase in number of children suffering Long Covid in 1 month

📌This weeks Child Covid Specific Stats blog

longcovidkids.org/post/child-spe… @SGriffin_Lab @jneill @ProfColinDavis @TigressEllie @Antonio_Caramia @martinmckee @ChildrensComm @Jeremy_Hunt @sajidjavid @nadhimzahawi @MaryBoustedNEU @KateGreenSU @RCPCHtweets @RCPCHPresident @DRTomlinsonEP @theAliceRoberts @ShamezLadhani @ONS
Nov 14, 2021 19 tweets 11 min read
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“9year old had #covid in September and had continued to have dizzy spells and back pain. this week his lung has completely collapsed and needs major surgery...has anyone had this happen?”

#LongCovidKids Group Post
it is so sad to read how many children are suffering right now.

After mild COVID my S has

Extreme tiredness (able to stay awake for 4 hrs at a time)
Conjunctivitis x 2 (antibiotics)
Tonsillitis x 3 (antibiotics)
2 bouts of Gastritis (with acid reflux) & sickness.
Nov 11, 2021 11 tweets 18 min read
1 What does Long Covid look like?
Where do symptoms occur?

🆘🆘Anywhere 🆘🆘

#LongCovidKids #LongCovidKids #LongCovidKids
#Longcovid ImageImageImageImage 2 #LongCovidKids #LongCovidKids #LongCovidKids
#Legs ImageImageImageImage
Nov 1, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
1/3 At least 14% of children who get #COVID19 will get #LongCovid.
All children are exposed to #COVID19 & are likely to get infected.
The @UKHSA has not provided a #COVID symptom list.
Families are confused when to isolate or test.
Without a +test it is very difficult to 2/3 get medical care & support (it shouldn't be but it is).
Without a diagnosis, children are "pushing through" symptoms which we know has a detrimental effect.
The best option is to avoid infection, but this isn't available to CYP who have to attend school by law.
So as you
Oct 31, 2021 10 tweets 6 min read
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“My teen D just broke down 😢 shes had thoughts about self harm. She can’t take #LongCovid anymore, she feels empty. She has been keeping it from me as she didn’t want to bring me down as I’m still ill too. We are so broken and I can’t help her”

#LongCovidKids Group post

“5 year old and 7 year old. Cried in pain with there stomachs every night for a year. Had to sit out of pe, give up there active hobbies. Always tired can’t run around like normal children. Doctors and pediatrician can’t help”

Oct 31, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
Group Posts.

“Only 6 weeks in & I take my hat off to all of you as I’m at breaking point
She has no taste, smell, continued head & eye pain untouched by painkillers, breathless, tight chest, fatigue.
Admitted to hospital in week 3, treated for #PIMS then decided it wasn’t that and that it’ll be ‘long covid’ and dismissed.
Gp won’t help as he said it’s got to be 12 weeks”
Oct 2, 2021 5 tweets 5 min read
1) Pre results from hospital's medical examiner indicate that Jorja had Covid myocarditis from #COVID19
We wrote to @hantsconnect to ask why schools were refusing to put donated CO2 monitors in schools -7th Sept -Ticket ID 104074873
thesun.co.uk/news/16308491/… 2) On the 10th of Sept we received an email stating our enquiry had been passed to the "Assistant Director – Education & Inclusion"
We have yet to receive a response.

Our heart breaks for Jorja, her family & her community.
#Sept10❤️ #hampshire
Sep 30, 2021 8 tweets 5 min read
Webinar 3 underway. - Real time Indoor Air Monitoring

Pollutants and sources.

#longcovidkids @better_indoors

#ProtectTheKids #makeschoolssafe
#BetterAirInSchools @SafeEdForAll_UK Image What are we constantly exposed to?

Indoor Pollutant Thresholds

Those who warn about pollutants Without mentioning indoor the context of ambient or indoor air quality are scaremongering.

Real time monitors provide visibility.
We can’t see what we breathe.
#longcovidkids Image
Sep 23, 2021 10 tweets 8 min read
1) "A change to the main list of #COVID19 symptoms is “in process” after months of inaction"@PHE_uk
"how can we expect families to know when to get their child tested, & when to stop sending them into school so that they then reduce
bit.ly/3o0FAd0 2) the risk of transmission"
LCK would like to see the 🇬🇧 #COVID19 symptom list align with the @CDCgov 🇺🇸 list which includes the symptoms that our families have been reporting since LCK started.

A source who used to work for #testandtrace highlights
Sep 20, 2021 4 tweets 6 min read
🚨Around 1 in 150 child Covid-19 infections are admitted to hospital
🚨60% have no underlaying health conditions
🚨80% are admitted “with” Covid
🚨88 childen have died
🚨Asymptomatic, atypical and mildly symptomatic children are suffering #LongCovidKids which is multisystemic threadreaderapp.com/thread/1439998…

ht @chrischirp
@DCSHantsIOW @RealGeoffBarton @MattHancock
Sep 4, 2021 7 tweets 5 min read
1) 💔 Written by a teenager who has #LongCovid, for a #EHCP application.

What are the child or young person’s views, wishes and feelings about their education? What are their motivators?

"Education is a massive part of anyone's life and because I have been so ill I feel like 2) I have been stripped of qualities and learning that every other child has the right to.
I have spent many months almost a whole year lying in a bed not being able to do anything, not only education but normal teenage activities including meeting friends and living life,