Katie Lucey administers a COVID-19 test on her son Maguire at a PCR and rapid antigen test pop-up site in New York City [Ted Shaffrey/ AP Photo] The surging Omicron variant in the United States is fueling thousands of new COVID-19 hospitalisations among children, raising new concerns about how unvaccinated Americans under the age of 18 will fare in the new surge.

Doctors said the more severe COVID-19 symptoms they are seeing in hospitalised children this month include difficulty breathing, high fever, and dehydration.

“They need help breathing, they need help getting oxygen, they need extra hydration. They are sick enough […]

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