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Early data on omicron and hospitalisations in children

There is some very early UK data looking at hospitalisations in children with Covid-19, comparing Omicron to Delta.

The data was discussed at SAGE on Friday 7 January and so has been published on Friday 14 January as per usual timing.

Journalists were able to hear comments on this data from paediatricians and academics involved in the work, and ask any questions.


Speakers included:

Dr Camilla Kingdon, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Prof Russell Viner, Professor of Child and Adolescent Health, UCL

Prof Calum Semple, Professor in Child Health and Outbreak Medicine, University of Liverpool

Prof Lucy Chappell, Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC); and NIHR Research Professor in Obstetrics at King’s College London


This Briefing was accompanied by an SMC Roundup of Comments.

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