Teens Twice As Likely To Test Positive For COVID Than Younger Kids
The report, out Monday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looked at more than 277,000 cases among kids ages 5 to 17 whose illness was diagnosed from March to September.
Covid-19 Twice As Likely In Teens Than In Younger Kids
Teenagers are twice as likely to be diagnosed with Covid-19 than younger kids, according to a report released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings could have implications for educators as they wrestle with how to reopen schools safely, as well as for public health officials charged with figuring out how to prioritize Covid-19 vaccine distribution. (Edwards, 9/28)
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The Coronavirus Mostly Spares Younger Children. Teens Aren’t So Lucky.
Teenagers are about twice as likely to become infected with the coronavirus as younger children, according to an analysis released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report is based on a review of 277,285 cases among children aged 5 to 17 whose illness was diagnosed from March to September. The findings come as 56 million children in the country resume schooling amid contentious debates about their safety. (Mandavilli, 9/28)
Adolescents Twice As Likely As Young Children To Test Positive For COVID-19
Adolescents are twice as likely as young children to test positive for COVID-19, according to a new analysis released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between March 1 and Sept. 19, more than 277,000 children tested positive for COVID-19; 63 percent were between the ages of 12 and 17 while 37 percent were between the ages of 5 and 11. “Incidence among adolescents was approximately double that among younger children throughout the reporting period,” the authors wrote in the analysis. (Hellmann, 9/28)
Young People Are At Risk Of Severe Covid-19 Illness
Before she contracted Covid-19 in June, Stephanie Moir ran almost every day, pushing her two young children in a jogging stroller. Now she has trouble just getting out of bed and showering. She's been dealing with the disease for months, and there's still no end in sight. (Stenson, 9/28)