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owlstwooting Mon 27-Apr-20 09:00:33

Significant alert in respect of Children and Paediatric shock. It has been reported that over the past three weeks, there has been a rise in the number of Children presenting with a multisystem inflammatory state requiring intensive care.

Looks legit, sadly

mobile.twitter.com/ThePalpitations/status/1254529121134264322

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TartanTexan Mon 27-Apr-20 09:08:39

No signature etc ?

pocketem Mon 27-Apr-20 09:14:38

Why does it look legit to you?

PurpleDaisies Mon 27-Apr-20 09:17:54

Since it’s got such high scientific credentials, I am very worried.

Oh wait....

Emeeno1 Mon 27-Apr-20 09:20:14

This information cannot be verified. And by the use of your language and the post you linked to I would consider this scaremongering.

azaleanth90 Mon 27-Apr-20 09:25:29

It's referenced here too www.hsj.co.uk/acute-care/exclusive-national-alert-as-coronavirus-related-condition-may-be-emerging-in-children/7027496.article
Does look concerning, but numbers likely to be very small. We already know the virus presents in freaky ways.

ihatethecold Mon 27-Apr-20 09:28:12

Can anyone summarise the issue?

EricaNernie Mon 27-Apr-20 09:28:27

well if this information has been passed to doctors that is a positive, and not many cases either.

EricaNernie Mon 27-Apr-20 09:29:27

you need to be care where you get your information.
follow legit sources

ihatethecold Mon 27-Apr-20 09:29:48

Don’t worry. I’ve read the above link.

RigaBalsam Mon 27-Apr-20 09:29:49

Its scary if a) true b) made up.

SpudsAreLife84 Mon 27-Apr-20 09:29:58

Seems legit- in what way? Could you link an actual study rather than a Twitter link? Thanks.

owlstwooting Mon 27-Apr-20 09:31:29

I'm not 'scaremongering' , I'm scared. Sorry if that offends.

Similar reports have come from France and the US.

It looks legit because the Twitter account has been active since 2011, if you go back into the tweets the person is clearly a medical professional, the band they play in also exists. On balance I would say it's legit.

Honestly, I'm not trying to scaremonger, I just thought people might want to see this. You can make your own judgements.

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owlstwooting Mon 27-Apr-20 09:33:17

azaleanth90 posted a link to a study above.

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compassunreliable Mon 27-Apr-20 09:33:31

the band they play in also exists. On balance I would say it's legit.

Seriously?

EricaNernie Mon 27-Apr-20 09:34:18

if you child becomes ill op, contact your GP, that is the phe message

EricaNernie Mon 27-Apr-20 09:34:56

Very small numbers likely op

Booboostwo Mon 27-Apr-20 09:35:35

the band they play in also exists. On balance I would say it’s legit

Enough to make you despair of the human race.

EricaNernie Mon 27-Apr-20 09:36:26

step away from the internet op,

gamerchick Mon 27-Apr-20 09:38:53

As I told my mother after yet another intense ranty phone call. If you're scared then stop looking for stuff that'll make it worse. You'll always find something if you go looking.

owlstwooting Mon 27-Apr-20 09:39:42

No need to pile on top of me because I'm maybe not as 'educated' as you all. Kindness costs nothing.

Anyway the proof that the warning to GPs and intensive care doctors is legit can be found here -

www.hsj.co.uk/acute-care/exclusive-national-alert-as-coronavirus-related-condition-may-be-emerging-in-children/7027496.article

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EricaNernie Mon 27-Apr-20 09:40:19

Just another symptom to look out for, the information is for doctors. dont be alarmed

Mummyoflittledragon Mon 27-Apr-20 09:41:07

There was a lot made about gastrointestinal issues at the beginning. I’ve also read about discolouration of toes in the media. Thank you for highlighting it. I have also read the very legitimate source posted by azanleath (thanks).

We are indeed being treated like children. Disseminating this information would cause panic, I’m sure.

hoxt Mon 27-Apr-20 09:41:54

It is being tweeted by the Paediatric Intensive Care Society, so yes, I’d say it was legit 🤷🏼‍♀️.

twitter.com/picsociety/status/1254508725227982848?s=21

bobstersmum Mon 27-Apr-20 09:49:44

It's on the guardian site too https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/apr/27/uk-coronavirus-live-news-boris-johnson-back-at-work-amid-talk-of-easing-lockdown

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