According to a British research published yesterday (27.08), children are not in danger of returning to their desks.
«The main message is that (in children with COVID-19) a serious form of the disease is rare and death is extremely rare and parents should be reassured that their children are not in immediate danger by returning to school.. “We can be quite sure that COVID-19 itself does not cause harm on a large scale to children,” Malcolm Seble, a professor of epidemiology and child health at the University of Liverpool, whose team conducted the study, told reporters.
The study was performed on patients with coronavirus admitted to 138 British hospitals and found that less than 1% were children, and less than 1% of them, six in total who had all underlying diseases – died of COVID – 19.
Coronavirus worldwide reports that children and young people make up only 1% to 2% of cases. The vast majority of children infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms, with very few deaths reported.
For the study, which was published in the journal BMJ, Semple’s team looked at data from 651 infants and children under the age of 19 who had to be treated for COVID-19 from January 17 to July 3, according to the APE-MPE. citing Reuters.
All six children who died had a “deep comorbidity”, the researchers said, describing the child mortality rate as “surprisingly low” compared to the 27% observed in all age groups – from 0 to 106 years – of patients with COVID-19 who were hospitalized during the same period.
Although the children have a “very low” risk of developing severe forms of COVID-19, the researchers said, adding that those who are black or overweight are disproportionately affected, a conclusion reached by other studies in adults.
According to research, children can experience various other symptoms such as sore throat, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and rash in addition to the usual symptoms of coronavirus, fever, shortness of breath and cough.