Children with asthma have similar COVID-19 risk as peers

Children with asthma were not at increased risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection when compared with children without asthma, a study reported.
In a study published in Pediatrics, researchers from Duke noted that current public health guidelines recommend that people with “certain medical conditions, including moderate to severe asthma, take additional precautions to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infections.”
“However, several prior studies suggested that asthma may be associated with a lower susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection and a low risk of severe COVID-19,” they wrote. “Over

Children with asthma were not at increased risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection when compared with children without asthma, a study reported.
In a study published in Pediatrics, researchers from Duke noted that current public health guidelines recommend that people with “certain medical conditions, including moderate to severe asthma, take additional precautions to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infections.”
“However, several prior studies suggested that asthma may be associated with a lower susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection and a low risk of severe COVID-19,” they wrote. “Over