Infants do not seem to be much affected by SARS-CoV-2
At the University of Montreal in Canada, researchers found no significant impacts between the novel coronavirus and infants. The research was released in JAMA Network Open.
Examining over 1,000 infants, few of which were confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19, most with infection recovered swiftly and only experienced mild symptoms.
Although there is still a lot more that needs to be understood regarding COVID-19 infections among infants, the disease looks to be non-lethal in that particular age group, based on research from the first wave of outbreaks.
“Our findings are consistent with previous series describing infants who present with mainly fever, mild disease, and no need for mechanical ventilation or intensive care treatment,” the JAMA report reads.
“These results suggest that no additional SARS-CoV-2–related investigations may be necessary for the majority of infants.”
In late-2020, a mutated COVID-19 strain purported to have originated in the United Kingdom may be deadly for infants, however, little is known and thus more research is necessary going forward.