U.S. minorities have been particularly hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, and a new study suggests kids are no exception. Researchers found that at one community testing site, nearly half of Hispanic children and teens were positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The same was true of 30% of Black kids. The rate among white kids hovered around 7%. At this point, racial disparities in the U.S. pandemic are well-documented — at least among adults. “But those adults also live with children,” said lead researcher Dr. Monika Goyal. Her team’s findings — published online Aug. 5 in Pediatrics — offer a glimpse at how the pandemic is disproportionately affecting kids and teens, as well. To read the full story.
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