Kids and COVID-19: Get the facts.
Parents around the world have been glued to news outlets for the past few weeks, looking for information about COVID-19 and how it might affect their kids. Although early reports from China indicated that most children and teens infected with COVID-19 only had mild to moderate symptoms, many parents are still understandably nervous about how COVID-19 might affect their families — especially those who have kids with underlying health conditions. With several new published studies and reports about how kids and teens have responded to COVID-19 infection, we now have some answers. “What seems to be consistent so far, in multiple settings in multiple countries, including the U.S., is that the majority of COVID-19 infections in individuals under the age of 19 tend to be mild,” explains Dr. Kristin Moffitt, an infectious disease specialist at Boston Children’s. Get more answers about COVID-19 and kids.