Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness

March 31, 2020

COVID-19 in the Pediatric Population



  • The authors outline selected studies on infants with COVID-19. They highlight that experts do not recommend use of antiviral agents for the treatment of non-severe pediatric cases due to lack of evidence regarding the effectiveness.
  • They suggest children may be less susceptible to COVID-19 because they have a more innate immune response and healthier respiratory tracts due to lesser exposure to cigarette smoke and air pollutants compared to adults. 

Abdelmaksoud et al. (Mar 27, 2020). COVID-19 in the Pediatric Population. Dermatol Therapy