Pediatric Respirology and Critical Care Medicine

: 2021  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-

To help the Fight

Daniel Kwok-keung Ng 
 Department of Paediatrics, Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

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Daniel Kwok-keung Ng
Department of Paediatrics, Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, 2 Village Road, Happy Valley.
Hong Kong

How to cite this article:
Ng DK. To help the Fight.Pediatr Respirol Crit Care Med 2021;5:1-1

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The time now is December 2021 and this editorial is written with trepidation with the arrival of Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2. Measures are being tightened to contain the spread. Japan has closed its border to all outside traffic. This war on COVID now appears to be a drawn out one and resilience is essential in this fight.

For this journal, we are making good progress in catching up with the lost time.

The current issue sees the original report by Choi et al. about the emergency use of peritoneal drainage as a safe alternative to children with abdominal compartment syndrome. This is a handy bedside procedure for those sick children with potential of saving lives.

Professor Petr Pohunek reviewed the complications of COVID-19 in children even though SARS-CoV-2 has largely spared children. This might turn out to be timely as the Omicron variant might affect children more severely than the previous strains. COVID put a lot of pressure on the medical system and turn our routine practice, like clinic follow-up, very un-routine. It is not surprising that a lot of consultation is now done in a virtual manner. Professor Andrew Bush wrote an eloquent piece about how to go about setting up a virtual clinic to provide service without face-to-face contact.

I would like to end by wishing all the readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy 2022. By the way, 2022 does look like a lucky number to me. So, stay safe and stay well.

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