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COVID-19 less deadly and causes milder symptoms in children: study – Medical Xpress

Children and teenagers are less likely than adults to develop severe COVID-19 or die from the disease, according to the world’s largest study of hospital patients with COVID-19.

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Children and teenagers are less likely than adults to develop severe COVID-19 or die from the disease, according to the world’s largest study of hospital patients with COVID-19.
Obesity, Black ethnicity and being under one month old are factors that increased the risk of a child being admitted into intensive care with the condition, the report said.
The findings also identify new symptoms of a severe inflammation syndrome that significantly increases the risk of children with COVID-19 needing …

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