Our analysis of COVID-19 in children until the end of May 2020 indicated mortality was rare and lower than from influenza, for which children already have a vaccine. We feared and wrote that over time the severity of the virus in children might increase. We published this in May 2020 and now examine childhood mortality from COVID-19 over time and compared with other causes in seven countries: the USA, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and Republic of Korea.


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Bhopal, S., Bagaria, J., Olabi, B. & Bhopal, R. 2020, 'COVID-19 deaths in children: comparison with all- and other causes and trends in incidence of mortality', Public Health, 188, pp. 32-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2020.08.022

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