Children’s Health and Well Being During the Coronavirus Pandemic

While experts continue to gather data on children’s risk for contracting and transmitting coronavirus, current research suggests that though children are more likely to be asymptomatic and less likely to experience severe disease than adults, they can transmit to both other children and adults. Besides the risk of disease and illness, COVID-19 has led to changes in schooling, health services delivery, and other disruptions of normal routines that will probably affect children’s health and well-being, regardless of whether they are infected.