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From coast to coast, people Parents favoring the wearing of Covid-19 masks and vaccines currently approved for emergency use for children over 12 find themselves at loggerheads with their co-parent who opposes both. Some even call for forcing a child to wear a mask, abuse "d 'child .
Most parental agreements require the consent of both parents for medical decisions that include vaccines, unless the vaccine-friendly parent has the authority to final decision. of the "recent polls show that 55% of parents in the United States would get the Covid-19 vaccine for very young children if it is made available.
This is the new frontier of lingering parenting difficulties during a pandemic.
Co-parenting in 2020:
Last year, parents had to do dealing with interruptions, home schooling, transporting children from home to home for shared parenting arrangements. They also had to determine whether to schedule regular vaccines during Covid, deal with quarantine and close the courts from which to seek redress. Many parents have willfully violated court orders by restraining children or moving them out of state "to protect them" from endemic Covid-19 blasts in their county or town. Others thought that kids needed to be somewhere with an outdoor space when city apartments were the only spaces kids had to play in. or their "outrage ”at court orders much to the dismay of the offended parent.
Co-parenting in 2021:
Many school districts are open to in-person learning, many requiring a mask -port on the part of the pupils and vaccines for the teachers and the school personnel. Pfizer has submitted data for approval by the FDA of Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 12 for emergency use (children ages 12-15 were added for emergency use in May 2021). It is expected to get approval for emergency use on this younger age group by Halloween 2021, raising more questions for parents who oppose the vaccines themselves as well.whether they should vaccinate their children under 12 years old. Now the issues for co-parents are who can my child be exposed to? Who has my child been exposed to? What is happening in the homes of others? Are they wearing masks? Are they at risk for the Covid? If they are openly opposed to the vaccine and wearing a mask, what risk does this pose to my child at home, with his friends and family? With my co-parent?
Delta variant more contagious Effects Children
There has been an increase in the rate of hospitalizations among children, even at earlier flare-ups of this disease. Since the delta variant causes a much higher volume of infections and cases, this same percentage is reflected in the fact that more children end up in the hospital. At the National Children's Hospital, more than 3,000 children have been treated with COVID since the start ofe this pandemic. And in this latest wave, the beds in the hospital isolation unit fill up with sick children who have had to be hospitalized.
Children represent the same proportion of Hospitalizations compared to adults as before the delta variant. The delta variant is so much more contagious and children under 12 are not vaccinated, so there are more children in hospital.
Data from the The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children 's Hospital Association report that children still make up 12-15% of all COVID cases and still account for about 3-4% of all hospitalizations. NPR 's Ari Shapiro talks to the Dr Roberta DeBiasi of the National Children's Hospital on the delta variant of the coronavirus in children.
Two " new studies found cases of COVID-19 in children and adolescents increased in number but not in severity since the delta variant became predominant.
Studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have also shown that teenage COVID-19 hospitalization rates are the most common. higher among those who are not immunized and in communities with low immunization coverage.
Impact of vaccination
Both studies have shown that vaccination has a significant impact on hospitalizations related to COVID -19. A "found unvaccinated adolescents were hospitalized in July at a rate 10 times higher than fully vaccinated adolescents.
The others " showed emergency room visits and hospitalizations for COVID-19 were 3.4 and 3.7 times higher in the States with the lowest immunization coverage than in the states with the highest immunization coverage.
What to do as a parent when a parent is against the vaccine
Science and "studies tell us all that vaccines save lives. Depending on the age of the child, if the vaccine is available, according to all government and credible scientific evidence, the children should be vaccinated.If the other parent refuses and your custody agreement requires joint consent or mutual without exemption, your options are:
1. Place your child at serious risk of infection by NOT vaccinating him and potentially exposing him to the Covid-19 virus;
2. Try to mediate the issue with a professional mediator in hopes of convincing the parent who opposes vaccines and masks to allow it; or
3. Seek the intervention of a court for an order overriding the decision-making power of your parenting plan so that you can have the child immunized and insist that the mask be worn indoors.
Much has been written on this topic regarding disrupting a parenting plan that "works" by seeking court intervention. The health, safety and well-being of the child is the primary responsibility of parents. If threatened by another parent's refusal to take reasonable precautions to protect the child by wearing a mask and agreeing to allow the child to be vaccinated, that parent has reneged and failed primary parental responsibility.