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Coronapod: kids' role in the future of COVID

Noah Baker and Smriti Mallapaty ask if COVID might become a disease of the young?

For much of the pandemic, the greatest burden of disease has been felt by older generations. But now, for the first time, vaccine roll outs are starting to skew the average age of those infections towards the young. This has led many researchers to ask what this might mean for the future of the pandemic. In this episode of Coronapod we discuss what we know and what we don't know about this change in the demographic profile of COVID infections. We ask how this might impact global vaccination efforts, disease transmission and the health and wellbeing of young people.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-01910-2

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