Officials watching COVID-19 trends among kids

Apr 8, 2021

In the week ending April 1, nearly 64,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported among children. According to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, that accounted for 18 percent of the new cases in the United States.

Dr. Nancy Nielsen is the Senior Associate Dean for Health Policy at UB's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
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"Early on, we did not see that," commented Dr. Nancy Nielsen, Senior Associate Dean for Health Policy at UB's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

"We don't know if something has changed. We think it may be these more transmissible variants that seem to cause symptoms in kids more than we saw early on in this pandemic."