Children's noses can better fight COVID-19 infection, study says
The lining of children’s noses is better at inhibiting SARS-CoV-2 infections than those of the adults, which may explain why younger people had a lower infection rate and milder symptoms from earlier variants, according to a study.
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Researchers from the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia noted that the finding may be one of the reasons why children’s immune responses have so far proven more effective at avoiding and fighting COVID-19.
However, the trend was markedly less pronounced in the case of the Omicron variant, they said.
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“Children have a lower COVID-19 infection rate and milder symptoms than adults, but the reasons for this have been unknown,” said Kirsty Short from UQ.
“We have shown …
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