Young Americans are at risk of being infected with COVID-19, despite people over 80 appearing to be the most vulnerable. Patients at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Texas are being treated by staff working around the clock to protect the children, while also helping them cope with the emotional impact isolation can have.Jill Koss, the hospital’s family support services director, said security was tight in response to the pandemic, and social distancing was mandated in the facility. Only two primary caregivers are allowed inside, to reduce chances of spreading the coronavirus. “We are having to separate families, which is really hard. We have a rule now that siblings can’t come up to visit,” she told CBS News’ Mireya Villarreal. “So we’re trying to be creative in how we keep families connected.” The hospital is ramping up in-house activities like interactive television programs as one way to help keep children connected. Patients listen and interact with the TV as if they were being spoken to and guided through activities by a staffer or volunteer. Koss said it was important to recognize that though they are hospitalized, the children “still need to do all those normal kid things.””It’s amazing how when kids start to interact


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