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New COVID syndrome on the rise among children

Daily Democrat, Feb. 2, 2021

February 2, 2021

New COVID syndrome on the rise among 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.