Most reports about COVID-19 from around the world have shown that children develop less severe disease and are at very low risk of death. Now come reports, originally from Europe and then New York about a new phenomenon in children. Currently dubbed the “inflammatory syndrome,” signs and symptoms of this phenomenon include fever, rash, abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea, along with blood tests showing inflammation. Not all children who have had these symptoms were positive for COVID-19, though, so we can’t say yet that these are caused by the virus.
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