August 6, 2020

What we know so far about COVID-19 and children

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump has been censored on Facebook and Twitter after saying children are “almost immune” from COVID-19. What do the facts say?We know for sure children are less likely to fall seriously ill from the coronavirus, and emerging evidence suggests they’re less likely to be infected too. What’s less clear is how much they spread the virus once infected.Children rarely become seriously ill -Under-18s have accounted for just two percent of hospitalized COVID-19 cases and less than 0.1 percent of all deaths in the United States, according to statistics from the Cent…


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