(KYMA, KECY) - At the beginning of the pandemic, children were thought to be less susceptible to COVID-19, but a new study shows that's not the case.
According to the journal, Jama Pediatrics, kids have had a similar risk of COVID-19 infection as adults, but they're more likely to be asymptomatic.
The actual impact on kids is becoming more clear as they head back to school and resume normal activities.
The study says it's more understood and established how children, especially young children, can transmit the virus.
Relative to adults, kids are generally less affected by anything severe such as hospitalization or even death.
The study reiterates that the role children play in transmitting respiratory infections should be considered in pandemic control efforts, including a need for a vaccine for children.