Pediatrician Says 80% of Kids Likely Have Coronavirus, But They’re So Asymptomatic You’d Never Know

CBS News | Christina Capatides

“I’ve had patients whose parents have COVID, child has a 102.5 fever. At the beginning when we were doing this, we were sending them to the ER. They got turned away. They were not tested because we do not have enough tests and the kids are doing well.”

Without widespread testing, and because many children are asymptomatic, pediatricians are concerned about the role that children play in spreading the novel coronavirus. They’re offering virtual appointments for families and encouraging parents to limit in-person visits to necessary vaccinations or testing if a child shows symptoms of COVID-19. This story from CBS News raises questions about the accuracy of data for children infected with COVID-19 and discusses how the medical community is supporting families during the crisis.

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