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Pandemic brought ‘dramatic’ fall in English hospital admissions for childhood infections

Study confirms anecdotal evidence that lockdowns protected children against non-Covid illnesses Hospital admissions for common childhood infections in England dropped by as much as 94% during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the first major study of its kind.Doctors have previously reported anecdotally how Covid measures such as lockdowns inadvertently led to children being better protected against other illnesses. Continue reading...

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