CDC: Teens Are Twice As Likely As Younger Kids to Be Diagnosed With COVID-19

Updated September 29, 2020

Thomas A. Russo, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, is quoted in articles about new research that found that people 12 to 17 years old had nearly twice the number of COVID-19 infections than kids age 5 to 11. “There’s some data to suggest that these younger children may — and that’s the operative word here — be somewhat less likely to get infected,” said Russo. “But I don’t think the final word is out for sure in terms of whether these children are infected differently or not.”