As the world continues to grapple with the outbreak of COVID-19, one of the most pressing questions has been: why are children and young people dying from this virus?
Initial reports from China, where the outbreak began, suggested that children were relatively spared from the disease. However, as the pandemic has spread to other countries, it has become clear that children are not immune. In fact, children and young people appear to be dying from COVID-19 at disproportionately high rates.
There are a number of possible explanations for this. It could be that children are more likely to contract the disease from other sources, such as school or daycare. Alternatively, it could be that children’s immune systems are not as strong as those of adults, making them more susceptible to the virus.
Whatever the reason, it is clear that further investigation is needed to understand why children are dying from COVID-19. Only with this knowledge can we hope to protect this vulnerable population from this deadly disease.
There is a theory going around that COVID-19 is not as deadly for children and young people as it is for older people. This theory is based on the fact that there have been very few reported deaths of children and young people from COVID-19. However, there is no scientific evidence to support this theory. In fact, there is no evidence at all to support this theory. The only thing that we know for sure is that COVID-19 is a new virus and we don’t know much about it yet.
We do know that children and young people can get sick from COVID-19. They can also spread the virus to others. While the severity of the illness is usually milder in children and young people, there have been some cases of severe illness and death.
The majority of information about COVID-19 comes from adults who have been infected. Children and young people make up a small percentage of reported cases. This is partly because they are more likely to have mild symptoms and partly because they are less likely to be tested.
It is important to investigate COVID-19 deaths in children and young people. This will help us to understand the virus better and to develop treatments and vaccines. It will also help us to understand how the virus affects different age groups.
If you know someone who has lost a child or young person to COVID-19, please contact your local health department or the CDC.