COVID-19 Risks to Young Children
What are the risks to children and young people from COVID-19? Among pupils in primary schools, evidence shows that there is limited spread of coronavirus.
According to a BBC report dated 7th March 2021:-
"... the risk of children becoming seriously ill from the virus is tiny. This hasn't changed even with a new, more contagious variant of coronavirus circulating.
Despite a rise in the number of children infected during the winter, there was not a substantial rise in hospital admissions.
"As cases in the community rise there will be a small increase in the number of children we see with Covid-19, but the overwhelming majority of children and young people have no symptoms or very mild illness only," says Prof Russell Viner, president of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health."