The ommicron variety continues to increase across the country, infecting both children and adults. But it turns out that kids don’t feel all the symptoms that adults have.
The news: dr. Sam Dominguez, an infectious disease pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Colorado, told WCNC-TV that children are becoming infected with the ommicron. They also experience different symptoms compared to adults.
Symptoms in children: dr. Harish Chafle, senior consultant pulmonary disease and critical care at Global Hospital in Parel, Mumbai, told The Hindustan Times that most children experience these COVID-19 symptoms when infected with omicron:
- A fever.
- Running nose.
- A sore throat.
- Physical pain.
- Dry cough.
Yes but: The omicron variant has led to an increase in severe COVID-19 symptoms and hospitalizations among unvaccinated children, as I reported for the Deseret News.
- Children under the age of 5 were found to be the most vulnerable because they are not eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.