Q&A: What is the risk of a severe COVID-19 infection for children?

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World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “Q&A: What is the risk of a severe COVID-19 infection for children?” – below is their description.

WHO’s Dr Maria Van Kerkove explains COVID-19 and children: what we need to know on the infection rates of children.

Watch the show Live Q&A on COVID-19 and parenting – broadcast on 9th June 2021 here:

https://youtu.be/9JuPLjwOaII

World Health Organization (WHO) YouTube Channel

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