COVID may be tied to rise in brain infections in children

Dr. Coleen Cunningham, professor and chair of pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine, said these infections might be linked to COVID-19, but this study can’t prove that. … Even so, Cunningham emphasized that kids should be vaccinated against COVID-19. “I would not yet go out on a limb to say this is a reason to get the COVID vaccine,” she said. “I think there’s lots of other reasons to get the COVID vaccine. But for parents, I would say this [rise in brain infections] is not something that they should be particularly worried about.”