UC Irvine study shows kids are as likely to contract COVID-19 as adults

Data on COVID-19 and the accompanying variants have been slow in materializing. Still, a new study conducted by the University of California, Irvine, has shed some light on the disease that has occupied the national consciousness for nearly two years. … “I think we’ve let kids down here tremendously. We should have had a vaccine out for these kids with the adults,” said Bernadette Boden-Albala, principal investigator of the study and director of UCI’s program in public health. “I sort of say, how dare we do this to kids. They’re a population that has no choice because there’s no vaccination for them.”