States investigating new coronavirus-related disease targeting children
Trump’s ill-timed remarks came with the US suffering 1.4m cases of Covid-19 and a death toll of more than 84,500 and as New York and 14 other states began investigating the possible outbreak of a new corona-related illness attacking children.
The new sickness could be linked to Kawasaki disease – a rare inflammatory condition that often impacts children aged five years or younger – and toxic shock syndrome, New York governor Andrew Cuomo said during his daily press briefing on Wednesday.
The condition provokes an inflammatory response in the body’s immune system, prompting blood vessels to swell. Symptoms include a fever, rash, red eyes and lips and redness on the palms and soles of the feet.