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Delta Worse for Children Than Omicron: Study

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber

Children were much more likely to suffer severe outcomes from COVID-19 caused by the Delta virus variant when compared to the Omicron variant, according to a new study.

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Ohio reviewed electronic health records of more than 651,000 American children under 5 years old who had an encounter with health care facilities between September 2021 and January. The records came from the TriNetX Analytics Platform, and patients were from all 50 states.

Researchers found that more than 66,000 children were infected with Delta, a variant of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, and more than 22,772 were infected with Omicron, which displaced Delta as the dominant strain in the United States in late 2021…

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