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Can children really stop you catching a bad case of COVID-19? – The Conversation UK

A new study finds a link between having young children at home and a lower risk of catching COVID-19.

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Having young children in your home may lower your risk of being hospitalised with COVID-19, according to a new study of NHS workers in Scotland.
Children often catch coughs and colds, and this includes seasonal coronaviruses that cause the common cold. Being of the same virus family, many have assumed the immune response to these common cold coronaviruses may provide some protection from COVID-19. Previous studies, however, have shown that the immune response to seasonal coronaviruses doesnt la…

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