Omicron 'inherently milder' than Delta for young kids, but parents shouldn't let guard down

Omicron 'inherently milder' than Delta for young kids, but parents shouldn't let guard down

But Covid-19 case rates and hospitalizations among children have reached record highs in recent weeks. With case rates as high as they are, even small risks of severe outcomes can lead to large numbers of children in the hospital, experts say. "When you have such huge numbers of infected individuals, even a low likelihood of a severe event -- which is generally the case in children; they generally tolerate the virus much better than adults do -- it stands to reason that you're going to see more kids with rare and potentially serious consequences of the infection," said Dr. Richard Malley, an infectious disease specialist at Boston Children's Hospital. "In many ways, both statements could be true. Omicron could be milder in kids than previous variants, but we could still …
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