COVID-19 Might Be Less Severe in Kids Than In Adults, AAP Reports

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COVID-19 is at the top of most everyone’s minds, and, with so little is known about the novel virus, it’s understandable that parents are anxious and worried about the health and safety of their children. Now, a study conducted by researchers in China and published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that COVID-19 may be less severe in children than in adults.

For the study, researchers looked at the impact of COVID-19 in children younger than 18 years and analyzed data from January to February 8 for 2,143 children in China. Of these children, approximately two-thirds had suspected cases of COVID-19, while the rest of the cases were lab-confirmed. Researchers did not find any big differences between the numbers of boys and girls affected.

While 4 percent of kids had no symptoms, 51 percent had a mild illness and 39 percent had a moderate illness. Around 6 percent of…

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