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The rate of severe illness from COVID-19 in children is low

This is a remarkable content in the report of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the researches of scientists around the world that have just been published. However, scientists still recommend not to be subjective about the risk of disease and emphasize the need to Vaccinations for children.

According to a report by the United Nations Children’s Fund, as of March 2022, out of 3.7 million cases death due to COVID-19 Researched by this organization based on the MPIDR database, the mortality rate of children under 20 years old accounts for only 0.4% (more than 13,400 cases).

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It is imperative that children get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo: AP)

In addition to the direct cause of COVID-19 symptoms, deaths in these age groups are also attributable to indirect causes such as overwhelmed health systems, loss of household income, disruption to prevention and care interventions such as vaccination. Scientists recommend not to be negligent and necessary to vaccinate children.

According to a study conducted by Case Western Reserve University in the state of Ohio (USA) published on April 1 in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics, children under 5 years of age, who have not been vaccinated, if infected The Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus will be less severe than the Delta variant, and less severe than the other population.

The team evaluated the medical records of nearly 652,000 children in the US with COVID-19 between September 2021 and January 2022.

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