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Mom warns parents 'be careful who touches your baby' after three-month-old son dies of Covid

A DISTRAUGHT mom has warned parents to be “careful who touches your baby” after her three-month-old son died of Covid.

Angelina Rendon claims she was given a number of reassurances from doctors not to worry about her baby’s safety.

Children under the age of five are not yet able to have the coronavirus vaccine.

However, she and her partner lost their newborn son, Tyler Rendon Jr, to the coronavirus in February.

Ms Rendon told KCRA3, a Sacramento TV network: "I don’t know how many times a doctor has told me ‘don’t worry, your baby won’t be affected by Covid’ but he was, unfortunately.

"Be careful who touches your baby. It can just start with a little kiss from somebody you know who was exposed and not shown symptoms."

Husband Tyler Rendon added: "We took heartbreak in our family because of Covid – we lost an infant to something we had no control over.

"Our doctor said [our son] was healthy. Coronavirus didn’t build his system, it destroyed his system."

The couple said they now keep their son’s ashes in a cabinet and wanted to make sure other parents were aware of the risks to their kids.

Since the start of the pandemic, some 6.9million kids have tested positive for Covid up to November 25, 2021, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Covid cases among US children are above 100,000 for the sixteenth week in a row, comprising 17 per cent of the country's total cases.

The official advice is still that children are not as susceptible to the most severe side effects of the disease but the AAP says that more research is needed on the impact of Covid on minors.

It states: "It appears that severe illness due to Covid-19 is uncommon among children.

"However, there is an urgent need to collect more data on longer-term impacts of the pandemic on children, including ways the virus may harm the long-term physical health of infected children, as well as its emotional and mental health effects."

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