Coronavirus: Kids were at low risk of severe COVID-19 early in pandemic: study
A brand new examine has discovered that extreme circumstances of COVID-19 have been very uncommon amongst Canadian youngsters in the course of the first waves of the pandemic.
However researchers warn the findings shouldn’t be taken as a cause to not vaccinate youth.
The examine was revealed in the present day by the Canadian Medical Affiliation Journal.
It checked out 264 reported circumstances of youngsters hospitalized in Canada between March twenty fifth and December thirty first of final 12 months — earlier than the extra infectious Delta variant emerged.
Of these circumstances, researchers discovered that 43 per cent had been hospitalized for one more cause — resembling a fracture — and it was solely after they have been admitted that the optimistic COVID check got here to mild.
Total, practically 34-thousand Canadians of all ages have been hospitalized throughout the identical time-frame.
However even with the encouraging conclusions, the examine’s co-lead writer hopes it doesn’t give mother and father a false sense of safety.