Pediatrician Dr. Peter Jung notes that thus far “no children under 10 years of age have died from the COVID-19 to date and, for unclear reasons few children are developing severe symptoms.”
Dr. Jung continues to note that “children are still at similar risk as the rest of the population in terms of becoming infected; so it is imperative to consider them as vectors of the virus, especially since they are less symptomatic and thus more ambulatory, and less prone to prudent hygiene habits.”
With new information and findings daily, the situation could still evolve. Dr. Jung recommends following CDC guidelines and to be more vigilant with those who have high risk such as those over 60 years or have compromised immune systems.
Peter Jung, MD, Peter Jung, MD, is board certified in pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Jung is part of Blue Fish Pediatrics, a private practice group he founded in 2004 which has grown to include 27 providers in seven Houston-area locations. He is the author of What to Know Before Seeing Your Pediatrician and What to Know Before Having Your Baby.