Young People at Low Risk of Severe Illness and Death from COVID-19

Published: July 20, 2021

Children in Field

New studies show that the risk of death from COVID-19 in the whole population of those under 18 years old is 1 in 481,000. And of those who died, 91% had other severe health conditions or obesity. The implication of this is that healthy children have only a 1 in 4 million chance of dying from COVID. Professor Russell Viner, senior author of two of the studies, concluded, "We found that the risks of severe illness or death in children in young people from SARS-CoV-2 are extremely low."

By Contrast, only 1 in 2,500 COVID deaths in the U.S. were in children 17 or younger. Therefore, children are about 13 times more likely to die from car related deaths than from COVID.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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