Study Sheds Light on Children Sickened by Coronavirus, New York Times Reports

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NEW YORK, NY – A new study details the experiences of nearly 50 children who have been treated for coronavirus-related illnesses across the United States, the New York Times reported yesterday. It is the largest American study yet of the effects of coronavirus on children.

The study, which was published in JAMA Pediatrics on Monday, did not investigate any cases of the recently discovered inflammatory disease that has caused serious cardiac issues in dozens of children. Instead, it looked at cases where patients exhibited the respiratory issues that constitute the disease’s primary dangers. Some 48 individuals ranging from infancy to 21 years of age were studied across 14 hospitals. Two of the children died, another 18 were placed on ventilators, and two remained intubated at the time of publishing.

The study adds to the growing body of evidence that children are at particularly low risk of developing coronavirus complications, but that those who do can become seriously or even fatally ill.

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