Analysis was led by Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Children are 44% less likely to contract covid-19 than adults, according to an analysis led by the president of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, UK.
“In this systematic review and meta-analysis, including 32 studies, children and adolescents under the age of 20 were 44% less likely to have secondary infection with SARS-CoV-2 compared to adults aged 20 and over,” the analysis showed.
“There is preliminary evidence that those under 10 to 14 years of age are less susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection than adults, with adolescents appearing to have similar susceptibility to adults.”
The analysis was led by Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
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