Children and COVID-19: Should we be worried? | COVID-19 Special

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    Kids and the coronavirus. It’s supposedly harmless for them. But is that true?

    A year after the pandemic struck, hospitals are reporting an increasing number of young admissions.

    They’re suffering from the so-called Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome, or PIMS. Worldwide, doctors have seen this condition emerge weeks after a COVID-19 infection.

    The WHO keeps track of the severe illness in children and young people.

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