Long Covid in kids occurs far more often than many realize and can occur after a mild or asymptomatic illness. Canada.gov cites that around %8% of children will have longer lasting symptoms. Symptoms may wax and wane and can occur in a cyclic manner, making diagnosis and treatment difficult. As variants continue to rage through Canada, our children are more at risk for Long Covid and severe disease. Here are some common symptoms:
Unusual Anxiety and/or Depression
Gastrointestinal Distress (decrease in appetite, pain, diarrhea and/or constipation)
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As patients and survivors ourselves, we strive to provide an unbiased, informative, non-political resource and platform for Canadians and their loved ones living with Long Covid. We strive to raise recognition of Long Covid in Canada.
On June 30th, 2020 a cohort of Canadians who were stricken by the virus in the early days of the pandemic penned a letter to the leaders of Canada’s Public Health Response and our Elected Representatives
to raise awareness and warning of Long Covid symptoms going unchecked and unacknowledged within the Canadian population.
Close to a year later, most of us are still sick.
Close to a year later, we still have no acknowledgment, resources or support.