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Children are at risk of contracting Covid, but the infection is less serious among them: head of IGIB | India News


NEW DELHI: Kids face the risk of contracting coronavirus infection, but it tends to be less severe among them, Anurag Agrawal, director of the Institute for Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), said Monday.
Agrawal, whose institute has conducted a nationwide serosurvey of employees at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) sister organizations, said children also act as a “back door passage” for infection in your parents and grandparents.
In response to a tweet about the Covid-19 rate by age group in Bolton, UK, Agrawal tweeted: “(This) reaffirms a simple but overlooked fact. Children are not really protected from infection. We know it. for this and for serological surveys. ”
“The infection tends to be less severe, which is not enough when cases are increasing and some are severe. It is also a back door step for (grandparents),” he said.
The IGIB, an institute under the CSIR, has been involved in the sequencing of the coronavirus genome.
There have been various expert opinions on the spread of Covid-19 in children and the impact of the third wave of the pandemic on them.
Earlier in the day, AIIMS director Randeep Guleria told a press conference that so far, there is no evidence that children will be severely or further affected in the third wave of Covid-19.
“The data from the first and second waves show that children are generally protected from Covid and even if they do contract it, they have a mild infection,” he said.

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