Coronavirus is mysteriously sparing kids and killing the elderly. Understanding why may help defeat the virus.

Washington Post (03/10/2020)
  • Unlike most viruses involving respiratory infections, the coronavirus is leaving young children largely untouched.
  • U-Shaped Curve: Most respiratory infection viruses hit young children and the elderly the hardest (weaker immune systems).
  • In China, only 2.4% of reported coronavirus cases involved children (only 0.2% became critically ill).
  • Some experts believe children have developed immunity after being highly exposed to milder coronaviruses’.
  • Studying exactly how children may have developed this immunity may reveal breakthroughs.