• Question: has any children have the corona virus( exept the baby that was born with it)

    Asked by anon-250499 to SarahC, Ricardo on 20 Mar 2020.
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      Sarah Clarke answered on 20 Mar 2020:

      Thanks for your question. Since the new coronavirus virus (SARS-CoV-2 as it has been named) hasn’t been around for very long we are still learning at lot of information about it. SARS-CoV-2 causes an illness called COVID-19. At the moment we think that while children can catch the virus it generally causes very mild symptoms or even no symptoms at all, and that children are far, far less likely than adults to get severe COVID-19. Scientists all over the world and trying to understand what is different between children and adults.