5-year-old girl struggles to stay alive with Kawasaki disease after recovering from coronavirus

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A broken-hearted father revealed that his five-year-old daughter is struggling to stay alive in the hospital with Kawasaki disease.

Up to 100 children were treated in hospital with symptoms such as a rash and swollen glands, while others fell seriously ill and needed intensive care.

The girl – described by her anxious parents as “healthy” – recovered from Covid-19 before being struck by Kawasaki inflammatory disease.

She is now in intensive care, with only a “20% chance” of survival, according to dad Piers Roberts.

He went to Twitter to share the heartbreaking story of his daughter Scarlett.

Mirror Online reports that her aunt June wrote on Twitter, “This is my five-year-old niece. She was fit and healthy until a slight episode of Covid-19 five weeks ago, from which she appeared to be recovering.

“She is now in intensive care with a Kawasaki inflammatory response. She is out of the ventilator but has developed heart problems.

“Her parents, doctor (mom) and teacher (dad, my nephew), want her to share her story because not only do they now have this terribly intimate personal experience, but they are both on the front line of this crisis and see firsthand how schools will be the next front line.



“My nephew and his wife want the UK to know that they are dismayed by the plans to bring groups back to school all year on June 1. They are waiting, as do the teachers and doctors unions, for more cases like their daughter’s if the government persists in this plan.

“My nephew wants to resume full-time face-to-face teaching as soon as possible. But using her daughter and the like as guinea pigs is an unreasonable risk and one we cannot take until we know little about the disease that killed her.

“They are also extremely grateful to the pediatric intensive care unit at the Leeds General Hospital for the incredible care that the staff provided to their daughter. “


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On Facebook, Papa Piers wrote: “Dear Right Honorable Gavin Williamson.

“As expected, I know you haven’t looked at my letters, emails, etc. and they probably didn’t even get past a secretary; I also know that you have no intention of viewing the individual in any way, in any form.

“So, in due course, you will see the consequences of these decisions. Schools may well be labeled as death camps on time and instead of PPE, you might consider providing teachers with some form of commander’s uniform as your exit strategy is to blame any public group you may – I guess that way we would at least seem to “know our duty”.

“Please continue to serve us as scapegoats. Continue to keep your party line in the midst of intentionally ignoring emerging science.

“If your boss is going to label a global pandemic as’ war ” and you want to effectively put our young people in perilous danger (now very evidence-based) while defaming our profession, then this is a war crime there and a human rights disaster.

“Thank you for your continued support of the profession and for listening and responding to the evidence as we learn – no. I guess going back to “learning” is part of the cocktail of badly articulated lies that YOU, the Secretary of Education, are talking about. Would “learning” some crisis management be great new policy? But it’s YOURs as my education secretary.

“Do not expect attendance to be higher than RI in September, because I shudder when I think of the number of young people who will not be able to attend the death … I have no code to put on my register for this because a reason for absence; perhaps you could also examine this between your ignorance and your tortuosity.

“Best regards and sleep well. “

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