President Donald Trump is criticized after falsely claiming that children are “almost immune” to the corona virusnationwide, we continue to deal with the timing and reopening. While experts generally believe that children under the age of 10 are less susceptible to the coronavirus than teenagers or adults, there is evidence that they can still catch it.
Doctors are also still learning about the ability of people under the age of 18 to transmit the virus to others who may be more susceptible, said Dr. Ron Elfenbein, a Maryland ambulance, on CBSN Thursday.
“Science is always evolving,”
According to a report by the American Academy of Pediatrics, around 339,000 children in the United States will have the coronavirus as of July 30, making up 8.8% of all cases. Ivory said children under 10 are less likely to get sick.
“Science has shown us that kids under the age of 10 really don’t get it very often, very rarely actually, and when they do they are asymptomatic,” he said.
However, there are increasing numbers of examples of young children contracting the virus. A study published last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention documented the case of a summer camp in Georgia in whichfor the coronavirus after a youth worker was diagnosed in June. Out of 100 children between the ages of 6 and 10 tested, 51 were positive, the study found.
In the next oldest age group from 11 to 17 years, 180 of the 409 children tested had positive results. A total of 260 of the 344 campers and employees tested had the virus. There were more than 600 people in the camp.
The camp required all trainees, employees and campers to document a negative coronavirus test within 12 days before the start of the camp. It also required staff toobut not required of campers, said the CDC.
The researchers said they wanted to track whether the children passed the virus on to other members of their household.
In several municipalities across the country cases offor COVID-19 The start of the school year forced classmates and teachers to quarantine.
Although children overall have a lower risk of developing the virus seriously, some haveWith . The CDC reports that at least 45 children under the age of 14 have died from COVID-related causes since the pandemic began.
Mr Trump made the allegation about children and immunity in an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, and it was shared on his Facebook page and his campaign’s Twitter account. Social media companies said the video violated their guidelines on COVID-19 misinformation.