Children Aren’t at High Risk for Coronavirus, Experts Say. But Children’s Hospitals Are.

NBC News | Mike Hixenbaugh

“It was scary,” Fernandez said. “This was our only real shot at doing something that could save [17-month-old Lyanna], and it seemed like the coronavirus situation was going to keep us from it.”

The current pandemic is not only creating challenges for the care of those infected with the novel coronavirus. It is also creating significant hurdles for the families of children who require ongoing treatments in hospital settings. Many hospitals are closing their doors to out-of-state patients and limiting appointments in order to prevent further spreading the disease. And some hospitals are dealing with providers who have been diagnosed and in-contact with young patients. This story from NBC News examines the strain Coronavirus is putting on children’s hospitals across the country.

Read the NBC News report.