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What’s the Deal With Kids and the Coronavirus: Five Leading Theories

As politicians debate whether schools should reopen, scientists consider whether kids’ protection is biological or behavioral

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One of the biggest enigmas since the beginning of the pandemic has been how kids respond to the novel coronavirus. Children, particularly…

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Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental

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