The COVID-19 dialogue for some time has been that children do not get ill with COVID. This has led to a lack of protection, which has led to high case rates in children, which has led to children with Long COVID and children with PIMS-TS.
Over the course of the pandemic, as more children became ill, their families looked for support and there was none, so they created their own and LONG COVID KIDS and PIMS-TS family support groups were born in October 2020. Since then, they have grown to memberships of 5.5K and 3.3K respectively.
The mission statement of Long Covid Kids has 4 strands:
Although PIMS-TS presents in a different way to Long COVID, our goals are essentially the same and we are mutually supportive in achieving them, for the benefit of all children who have been affected by COVID-19.
Long Covid Kids Links
Long Covid Kids & Friends registered charity - lots of useful information and links: Longcovidkids.org
Long Covid Kids Support Facebook support group - please join for advice and support if you think your child might have Long COVID.
Twitter account-please follow and support by liking and retweeting.
LCK Affiliate groups - please find and support on twitter.
Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Wales, Canada, Greece, Italy, Austria.
The similarities between Long COVID and PIMS-TS are as follows:
The differences between Long COVID and PIMS-TS are as follows: