COVID-19 and Kids: Jury Still Out on Scope of Infection

COVID-19 and Kids: Jury Still Out on Scope of Infection
Mild illness, family clusters seen in small study, but many questions remain

Little is known about how the COVID-19 coronavirus affects young children, and a small Chinese study provided few answers.

A research letter published in JAMA by Zhi-Jiang Zhang, MD, PhD, of Wuhan University, and colleagues examined nine infants with COVID-19, and found two commonalities in all cases: the illness seemed to be mild, and family clustering occurred for all infants, meaning all were from a household with at least one infected family member.

“This shows that infants are getting infected, but at least in this [study], all had mild illness. Some had no symptoms,” said Waleed Javaid, MD, director of Infection Prevention and Control at Mount Sinai Downtown in New York City.


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what makes infants almost untouched by coronavirus?

is it because of biomarker Interleukin 8 (IL-8) produced by newborn’s T cell?

note:
(just a cue for whom it may concern)

@Aries if this isn’t relevant please tell me


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