Does COVID-19 cause severe disease in children?

or reasons that nobody fully understands, COVID-19 does not appear to cause severe disease in children. “The first, and most likely scenario, is that children are contracting COVID-19 but are getting a milder version of the disease,” says Thomas Murray MD, PhD a Yale Medicine paediatric infectious disease specialist and associate medical director for infection prevention at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital.
As of today, there have been no known deaths reported in the 0-9-year-old age group and there have been lower hospitalization rates compared with adults. The disease seems to primarily impact older adults and those with underlying health problems.

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