Do you think that children are at greater risk of getting infected with coronavirus and having severe symptoms? If yes, you are mistaken. Though kids’ immune system is considered weaker than adults, they experience milder symptoms of COVID-19 than adults. This is what a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed. Also Read - Indian-American Journalist Brahm Kanchibhotla Dies Of Coronavirus In New York, PM Modi Condoles His Death
Affirming a previous study result released by China, CDC stated that the number of hospitalised children due to COVID-19 is quite less and even among those who are infected, very few experienced severe symptoms of coronavirus including fever, shortness of breath, or dry cough. Also Read - Great American Singer-Songwriter John Prine Dies of Coronavirus at 73
When researchers analysed the data of COVID-19 infected patients in 50 states and 4 US territories, they found that only 2 per cent of the entire cases were of children. Additionally, less than three-quarters of them had respiratory symptoms. And, most of the admitted children already had an underlying condition including asthma, immune suppression, or cardiovascular disease. Also Read - Will Soon Find 'Sanjeevani' Against Coronavirus, Tweets Arvind Kejriwal; Wishes on Hanuman Jayanti
Though children are less likely to experience severe symptoms of coronavirus, death can still occur. That is why it is important for them too, to follow social distancing and adopt preventive measures including washing hands frequently and avoiding touching any surface, nose, mouth or eyes unnecessarily.
Eating immunity boosting food items can also be helpful in this regard. Include citrus fruits, red bell peppers, broccoli, garlic, ginger, spinach etc. in your daily diet to reduce your risk of getting the COVID-19 infection. Notably, it has affected over 1.3 million people worldwide and has claimed lives of around 70000 affected patients. The death toll in India has risen to 165 and the number of cases have reached over 5000.