Covid-19 is an emerging infection that we are learning more about by the day. It's not something that is going to go away, and some things may permanently change because of it.
I'm an ER nurse, so I've seen this first hand. It's a bizarre disease. It can affect the lungs, heart, kidneys, digestive tract, brain, skin and other organs. New presentations are popping up daily.
At this time, although most kids don't seem to be too badly affected (although quite a few have died), the main issue seems to be that 10 days to 2 weeks after they recover they are developing Kawasaki syndrome.
The most typical presentation is cough and fever, which can progress very quickly to shortness of breath. Noninvasive measures such as Bipap aerosolize the virus and should only be done in negative pressure rooms, which there are not many of. Even nebulizer treatments broadcast the virus, so we have stopped using them on anyone and are giving up to 7 puffs of an albuterol inhaler…