Originally published by American Academy of Pediatrics on 07 April 2020

Summary

This is a study that examined the epidemiological characteristics and transmission of pediatric patients with COVID-19 in China. The study found that children at all ages were susceptible to COVID-19. The study also slightly saw more boys affected with COVID-19, however, no significant gender was observed during the study.

Children affected with COVID-19 were also less severe than adults who were affected with COVID-19, however infants were more vulnerable to 2019-nCoV infection. The study also concluded strong evidence for human-to-human transmission.