Briefing Minutes 10.12

1. Any CDC, local health department, CCAOM or other agency updates?

-US 7,694,865 confirmed cases 53,363 new cases in 24 hours 213, 614 deaths 577 new deaths in 24 hours

-TX 792,478 confirmed cases 2,262 new cases in 24 hours 16,557 deaths 31 new deaths in 24 hours -Travis county 30188 confirmed cases 433 deaths

-Doctors shared that there is a concerning number of Hispanic children need ICU care after COVID-19 infection. Many initiatives are underway to educate parents about safety measures to prevent COVID-19 in children, especially with in-person school back in session.

-COVID-19 linked to mystery syndrome

As doctors work to learn more they said that some children, not just Hispanic, are also getting diagnosed with a mystery syndrome that strikes after a COVID-19 infection. This is a Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children. Symptoms occur 2 to 6 weeks after exposure to the virus. 

Dell Children’s has now treated seventeen children with the syndrome. The average age of the children is around 7 or 8 years. What isn’t known is why children are presenting with this syndrome when they’re not so ill with the acute infection. Symptoms to pay attention to after a COVID-19 infection include, prolonged fever, diarrhea and abdominal pain, rash and gland swelling. Apparently children treated have had very little respiratory symptoms, but they are seeing children with heart concerns. 

On the news show 60 minutes two questions were posed to physicians:

Would you rather have a vaccine or treatment? Answer given: Treatment

Would you rather have a vaccine or a mask? Answer given: Mask

2.Updates on any action items:

No updates today

3. Communication for our AOMA community? Any new issues?

No new information today

4. Good news, positive experiences in last 24 hours

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