Kids are not immune to the novel coronavirus, but a small number are getting infected and with milder symptoms. And while children are often known to be “superspreaders” of respiratory germs, they haven’t seemed to be major transmitters of SARS-CoV-2.
But recent research raises new questions around these theories, with one study finding that infected children carry at least the same amount of coronavirus in their noses and throats as infected adults.
Experts caution that the study is small with limitations and doesn’t mean that children are likely to pass the virus to others. Alison Tribble, M.D., a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, answers some top questions…. — complete article at https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/childrens-health/why-relationship-between-kids-and-spread-of-covid-remains-unclear