The mother and father of a Belgian boy are “scared” after their 4-year-old spent six days in a coma with coronavirus.
The parents of the boy, who lives in Europe, spoke out to warn other mothers and fathers of their trauma.
The six-year-old spent an alarming six days in a coma after contracting the potentially fatal bug.
Dad Gregory spoke to Sky News after son Kais was hospitalized and shared harrowing pictures from his bed to parents.
Mr. Chaudy said, “You see your baby in this situation and it is very difficult to see. It generated a lot of emotion.”
Kais is now out of the hospital and his condition is on the mend – but Papa Gregory warned the parents.
He had no underlying health issues and was otherwise fit and healthy according to his parents.
He had a temperature at first, Gregory said before his condition worsened.
After being sent home by medics, he developed spots on his skin, which made his mother and father hectic.
Virologist Professor Wendy Barclay from Imperial College London said the new coronavirus behaves similarly to seasonal coronaviruses, which are responsible for the common cold.
Prof. Barclay, one of the authors of new research that found that people’s immunity can only last a few months after Covid-19 infection when their protective antibody levels decrease, told Times Radio: “This new coronavirus appears to behave in a manner similar to the seasonal coronaviruses that have been found in humans for decades, if not hundreds of thousands of years.
“And for them, we know that every year or two you will get reinfected because your immunity, whether it’s antibodies or T cells, is so bad that you can get reinfected.”
On the concept of an ‘immunity passport’ that allows people to live normally after infection, she added: ‘This concept of an immunity passport is not a good idea at the moment as individuals can vary a lot in the nature of the quality of the antibody response they receive they do.
“We don’t want people to go out and change their behavior because they think they are protected when they are not.”
“In addition, the study we published shows that if you have to test for a month, you may need to do the test for the next month or the following month, as your antibody levels can change over time.”