While children are not immune to coronavirus, early data on virus impact and illness severity showed that children experience severe illness at a lower rate and had better prognosis during hospitalization than adults. New research data continues to support this finding. Just like in adults, 83% of hospitalized children had pre-existing conditions. It is important to state that research also showed that children can still contract the virus and that recent reports claim children are susceptible to a rare Covid-related illness called pediatric inflammatory syndrome.
- A new study has found that young children have better coronavirus outcomes than adults in several ways.
- As with adults, pre-existing conditions make children more vulnerable to severe illness from the virus.
- Overall, children have better outcomes in terms of hospitalization and survival than adults.
“Research continues to suggest that children may be less likely to experience severe illness as a result of the novel coronavirus.”