The omicron variant continues to increase nationwide, infecting children and adults alike. But it turns out that children do not feel all the symptoms that adults have.
The news: Dr. Sam Dominguez, a pediatric infectious disease physician at Colorado Children’s Hospital, told WCNC-TV that children become infected with omicron. They are also experiencing different symptoms compared to adults.
Symptoms in children: Dr. Harish Chafle, senior consultant in pulmonology and critical care at Parel Global Hospital in Mumbai, told The Hindustan Times that most children experience these symptoms of COVID-19 when infected with omicron:
- Nasal discharge.
- Sore throat.
- Body pain.
- Dry cough.
Yes, but: The omicron variant has created an increase in severe COVID-19 symptoms and hospitalizations among unvaccinated children, as I reported on Deseret News.
- Children under the age of 5 have been shown to be the most vulnerable because they are not eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.