Why Young Ones Are Getting Affected

Oct, 2022 - by CMI

This flu season in Australia prove to be so difficult for kids and it seem that the United States is doing the same thing.

Some claim that the recent pandemic years reduced the number of viruses that youngsters were exposed to, weakening their immune systems more than they otherwise would have. Others contend that the flu outbreak this winter will affect all populations, but particularly school-aged children, because of the historically low levels of COVID measures that would normally help prevent the illness.

Others hypothesise that COVID makes some infected individuals less resilient to subsequent immune responses, making them less able to defend themselves against all infections. Others speculate that the Type A flu, which is the most common virus this year, may affect kids particularly severely for some reason.

Combs added, "All of the aforementioned might be involved." Although COVID-19 is relatively new to us and we are constantly learning about it, we believe that it may have long-lasting effects on the immune system and other systems. We're not really sure.

Public health experts are also worried about the COVID vaccination reluctance spreading to other regions.

According to Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, "there is some vaccination fear from COVID." There is fear that some people may not receive their yearly flu vaccines.

Additionally, Benjamin said that the flu season's spread would be even more rife because of holiday gatherings if an early start to the season leads to an early peak, pushing it up from January/February to November/December.

Kids in Australia are finding this flu season to be particularly challenging, and it appears that the United States is experiencing a similar situation.

Others contend that COVID reduces certain infected people's resistance to future immunological responses, which decreases their capacity to protect themselves against all diseases. Others believe that children may be susceptible to the Type A flu, which is this year's most prevalent virus.