PARENTS WITH QUESTIONS
As I mentioned in my last blog feeling distressed at the news that last week they started vaccinating 5-11 year olds I felt incredibly heartened when I came home one afternoon last week to find a flyer in my mailbox
It was called Twelve Questions Concerned Parents Need to Ask .At first I thought it was another item of Govt propaganda but I was relieved when I read it it was not that at all but a beautiful commonsensical balanced wise insightful summary put together by a group called Parents with Questions
It was actually one of the best pieces of junk mail I have ever received and was compiled by a group called Parents With Questions who have a website www.parents with questions.com.au and a facebook group I felt incredible heartened and relieved to recognise that parents everywhere are on it are standing up and speaking out and asking questions .
Here are some of their answers
(1)What is the risk of my child catching Covid 19 ?
Answer :The risk of your child catching COVID 19 is as likely as most communicable diseases eg viruses .The good news is that the disease inchildren is extremely mild may on ly be a runny nose coughor many have tummy upset as the lymph glands in thier tummys become swollen
(2) What is the long term damage if my child contracts Covid 19
Answer Thousands of children have contracted Covid 19 worldwide .The recovery rate is statistically close to 100 percent While children experience typical viral symptoms eg running nose coughsore tummy they recover well and dont seem to have ongoing health issues.
(3) Do children spread Covid 19 ?
There is very little data to demonstrate that children are spreaders of the virus ,Whilst they may contract the virus they do not spread it This has been well researched and documented
(4)How can I safely protect my child against Covid 19 ?
The basis of all protection is to make sure a persons immune system is intact and has all the vitamins and minerals necessary to mount a defence
(a) Ensure a diet of multi coloured vegetables high quality proteins and healthy fats
(b) Maintain a daily intake of vitamins C and D as well as zinc though food and supplements
(c) Make sure kids are getting enough hours of sleep as this is when the body makes antiboodies
(d) Get plenty of fresh air and exercise with time off screens
(e) Make sure they are washing their hands ,disposing of tissues properly etc .
More of their questions and answers later .