Deadly knock-on effects of lockdown
THE devastating consequences of lockdown become more evident every day.
It now appears the Covid clampdown may have left children more exposed to other illnesses, including the deadly Strep A.
1If it takes extra jabs to immunise children to Strep A then the Government must support GPs and schoolsCredit: GettyHeartbreakingly, six youngsters have already died from severe infections.
Others are fighting for their lives in hospital beds when they should be dreaming of Christmas.
Kids normally build up resistance to bugs by picking up coughs and sneezes from classmates.
But Covid restrictions meant many lost the chance because they were kept out of school for months.
Others may have missed out on their routine school jabs.
Alarmingly, Strep A infections are nearly five times higher now than before the pandemic.
Parents will understandably be feeling terrified and bewildered by this new health scare.
The advice from doctors is not to panic.
But mums and dads must watch like a hawk for the symptoms.
The telltale signs are published in our news and health pages today.
Meanwhile, the Government must do everything in its power to nip this outbreak in the bud.
If more jabs are needed, they must be provided to GPs or schools without delay.
There can be no excuses.
The health of our children is paramount.
The joy of giving
IF you haven’t yet bought your Xmas cards, please get down to your nearest Tesco without delay.
On sale there are our brilliant Sun on Sunday charity cards.
The colourful designs have been created by three young readers and money raised will go to buy gifts for children on cancer wards this Christmas.
There is no better way to bring a ray of sunshine to youngsters in hospital beds over the festive season.
Your patriotic duty
THERE is one simple routine for the nation to follow tonight.
1) Settle down in front of the TV at 7pm with your favourite drink.
2) Forget the cold weather, Christmas shopping, strikes and the cost of living crisis.
3) Clear your throat.
4) Roar Gareth’s boys to victory.
Come on England!
Story Credit: thesun.co.uk