Today’s fact of life#52


Kids aren’t affected by coronavirus as much as adults. Of all the cases of Covid-19 so far, less than 3% have been in children, and less than 0.5% have been children who got critically ill from it – with no child deaths occurring so far. But why is that?  This is still a hot topic in the science community, with many different theories being put forward. Some believe that the young receptors within children’s bodies or lungs are interfering with the virus’s ability to attach itself. However, during the big Sars and Mers epidemics of 2002, no children were counted for in the death toll either. Scientists are keen to identify why the virus works this way as finding out why children seem to be immune could hold the key to finding the cure.



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Charles Rukuni
The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.


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