Some reassuring news for parents

Any time there is a viral or bacterial ourbreak, one of the most worried groups is parents. COVID-19 has been a nightmare for the world, but thankfully children have largely been spared. A couple quotes:

Children under 10 are less likely to get infected than adults and if they get infected, they are less likely to get seriously ill. What is interesting is that even if children do get infected, they are less likely to transmit the disease to others than adults. We have not found a single instance of a child infecting parents.


When school closures were initially proposed to control an epidemic, planners had influenza in mind. Flu spreading within schools and children are the main source for transmission in the community. But COVID-19 is not the flu.

Far fewer children are affected by COVID-19, and the number of transmissions from children to children and children to adults is far less.


This is definitely reassuring news.