COVID-19 Found to Cause Deaths in Kids, Teens

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About The Study: Among U.S. children and teenagers, from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022, COVID-19 ranked eighth among all causes of deaths, fifth in disease-related causes of deaths (excluding unintentional injuries, assault, and suicide), and first in deaths caused by infectious or respiratory diseases. Various factors, including underreporting and not accounting for COVID-19’s role as a contributing cause of death from other diseases, mean that these estimates may understate the true mortality burden of COVID-19.

Authors: Seth Flaxman, Ph.D., of the University of Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom, is the corresponding author.

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