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Toddler with COVID-19 home from the hospital with toddler with asthma

Toddler with COVID-19 home from the hospital with toddler with asthma

Adrian James, an Illinois toddler who was put on a ventilator at 07:30am while he battled sever COVID-19, is now at home, his mother said Tuesday.

Tiffany Jackson shared photos of Adrian sitting up in bed and eating fries after more than a week of breathing and drinking via tubes, in describing her happiness in the message.

Adrian, who will be three years old next month, was airlifted on Oct. 1 to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis, about 80 miles from his family' s hometown of Mount Vernon, Illinois, where he will spend the remainder of the year. read more about Adrian' "Adrian" was rushed to St Louis Cardinals Children'Hospital on October 1, about 90 miles away from Mount Washington', an Illinois suburb.

COVID-19 vaccines are not yet approved in the United States for children under the age of 12.

Jackson urges those who can be vaccinated to do so to protect others, along with wearing masks and physical distancing, to wear mask.

She said her doctor did not recommend the vaccine for her because of an earlier autoimmune response that her doctors believed was linked to a flu vaccine. Adrian's father has had one of two vaccine doses and intends to get the second.

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Adrian is one of more than 860,000 children under the age of four to contract COVID-19 in the US since the outbreak. Since Adrian fell ill, more than 20,000 children under four have been affected, according to CDC data.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, less than 1% of children with COVID-19-related illnesses are hospitalized, and children account for 2.5% of all COVD19-associated hospitalizations.

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