A perspective on comorbidities and severity of illness in children with COVID-19

“Children don’t get as sick with COVID-19” and “only children with comorbidities get very sick from COVID-19” are two statements that have concerned me during the pandemic.  They have been used as statements to support loosening COVID-19 prevention measures for children, like wearing masks, and rationalizing arguments opposing vaccinating children against COVID-19.   It is true that children, for the most part, do not get as sick from COVID-19.  Nevertheless, while …

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