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COVID-19 cases, new syndrome on the rise among children, especially Latino children

CalMatters, Jan. 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

COVID-19 cases, new syndrome on the rise among children, especially Latino children

Dr. Behnoosh Afghani, a pediatric infectious disease expert at UCI Health in Orange County, hopes that the spread of the vaccine will start to decrease the number of infections in adults and therefore also contribute to fewer infections among children. While children under 16 cannot be vaccinated, if more adults around them are vaccinated it will increase protection for children, she said.