A British trade publication for health-care professionals has just issued an extremely ominous warning. While the world is fixated on battling the coronavirus, a small group of British children have exhibited a mysterious new respiratory syndrome.
According to the Health Service Journal, the Department of Health and Social Care has sent an urgent alert to general practitioners and pediatricians across Britain last week warning about a “serious coronavirus-related syndrome [that] may be emerging in the UK.”
The alert comes following a suspicious spike in alarming respiratory cases in children, who typically don’t exhibit severe coronavirus symptoms, though children as young as a few months have died due to complications related to the coronavirus.
Though the warning identifies the new syndrome as coronavirus-related, it adds later down that the new inflammatory syndrome could even be an entirely new pathogen.
It adds: “There is a growing concern that a [covid-19] related inflammatory syndrome is emerging in children in the UK, or that there may be another, as yet unidentified, infectious pathogen associated with these cases.”
Over the weekend, Health secretary Matt Hancock mentioned during a press briefing he was “very worried” about signs of a new coronavirus-linked syndrome in children, and that these cases are being investigated “as a matter of urgency.”