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Are Child at Risk for COVID-19? 9 Year Old Dies in Putnam County, Florida

COVID-19-Red-ImageUnfortunately and tragically, Putnam County, Florida made headlines  due to the reported death of a 9 year old from COVID-19.  The symptoms that can develop from COVID-19 range from no symptoms to death.  This is certainly a broad range of symptoms and risks.  Many people incorrectly believe that children are either immune from the symptoms or major symptoms of COVID-19.  Other believe that only people with significant medical issues with the majority of those people being older adults are the only ones at true risk in the COVID-19 that we, as Floridians, are currently dealing with.
Kimberly Lynum was reported as Florida’s youngest Coronavirus victim since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  For those of you who still believe that COVID-19 is no different than the common flu, remember Kimberly’s name, age, and medical history.  According to family members, Kimberly did not have any pre-existing conditions that would put her at a higher risk that any other person whether that person is a child or an adult.  Kimberly was just 9 years old.
By this time, thousands upon thousands of people have died from COVID-19 and millions have been affected either by having COVID-19 or by having a family member or friend deal with the symptoms, complications, and well founded fears / anxiety brought on by COVID-19.
A family spokesman informed CNN that Kimora had no pre-existing health issues and her mother took her to the hospital because she had a high fever. The hospital sent her home and she collapsed a short time later.
We should all take the prevention of COVID-19 and the treatment of COVID-19 related symptoms seriously.  For some COVID-19 victims who died, all available medical care was provided including but not limited to the use of a ventilator in on an ICU floor at at hospital.  For others, all measures were not able to be put in place because of a variety of reasons including sudden significant symptoms, untimely discharge from a hospital, and other factors.
The family of Kimberly Lynum has set up a Go Fund Me Page for donations.  Here is the link:
We are all living in the uncertain and stressful times of COVID-19.  We are all at risks including our children.
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