Long covid in children from re-infection

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Long covid in children from re-infection

Post by shpalman » Mon May 15, 2023 3:27 pm

Specifically, whether reinfections of COVID-19 in children are no less severe than initial infections, and cause similar rates of Long COVID.

Spoiler: The twitterer thinks not.
... does this mean that second infections were just as bad as first ones? No, not at all: Because some of those second infections *already had Long COVID*
(Actually, in classic academic fashion the authors say that a limitation of their study is that you can't really apply the results at a population level, and then immediately apply their results at a population level.)
... most of the population-level evidence suggests that both acute and long-term symptoms are much less common the second time around for both children and adults.
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