Amid concerns over third wave of COVID-19 to affect children, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said that there is no evidence to show that the third wave will affect children more than others.
"No data, global or Indian, has had any observations of children being affected more. Even in the 2nd wave kids who were infected had mild illness or co-morbidities. I don't think we will have a serious infection in children in the future," he said.
Guleria said that as per data on second wave, out of all the children admitted to hospitals with Covid-19, 60-70 per cent had co-morbidities or low immunity, some were on chemotherapy. Most healthy children who were infected recovered without the need for hospitalisation."