Kids handle Covid-19 better, but the safeguards aren’t to be ...

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Kids handle Covid-19 better, but the safeguards aren’t to be sneezed at

With more of them back at school, remember we’re not 100% sure about why they seem to be less susceptible

Sanet Oberholzer

According to the World Health Organisation, people of all ages are vulnerable to Covid-19 but “older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus”.

While there have been a few concerning reports of young people being seriously affected by the virus, for the most part it appears children are less vulnerable.

Dr Alain Fischer, a professor of paediatric immunology and a French researcher in biology, is of the opinion that age is a contributing factor when it comes to determining the risk and lethality of infection...

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