World News On Poverty

What is the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on children?

The good news is that so far children seem to be resilient to the worst effects of the virus. Studies have so far found that children accounted for anywhere between two and 13% of all infections. Research is still evolving and these figures may change. A study of 72,000 cases in China found not a single child death among the 1,023 deaths recorded at the time. Very few hospitalizations were also recorded. The medical community is still unsure about why children seem to fare better when they have the virus. They may simply be fitter and able to fight infection and recover.

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