Since COVID-19 surfaced earlier this year, we have all been under the assumption that children are more immune to the virus and are not in danger of being infected with COVID-19. However, the more data that is gathered on this virus, the more we realize that, unfortunately, everyone is at risk.
In the below video, TV presenter Amr Adib shares a telephone interview with the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Egypt. Dr. Khaled Abd El Ghafar, who drops the news of COVID-19 isolation hospitals being assembled in Egypt for children.
According to Dr. Khaled Abd El Ghaffar, babies under the age of 1 are actually considered at high risk of COVID-19 since their immune system is not yet complete and their respiratory system is not strong enough to fight the virus. This makes it more likely for babies under the age of one to develop breathing issues with respiratory viruses.
Because children with respiratory diseases, heart diseases or immune diseases face severe complications with COVID-19, Egypt is now allocating isolation hospitals for children and making sure that there are departments specifically focused on treating children with COVID-19.
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