Coronavirus And Children – Signs, Symptoms, Protection

Coronavirus And Children (COVID-19) Signs, Symptoms, Protection

Coronovirus COVID-19 news is spread everywhere whether it is TV, internet, newspaper or even school playground. Many parents are thinking how to make their children aware of this epidemic so that they do not get too upset and also follow the precausions of coronavirus properly.

 Data taken from  

confirmed cases
all cases
80+ years old
70-79 years old
60-69 years old
50-59 years old
40-49 years old
30-39 years old
20-29 years old
10-19 years old
0-9 years old
no fatalities

Data shows that kids and infants seem to tolerate the virus better than other age groups. Based on available evidence, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. 

Parents can learn more about who is most at risk for health problems if they have COVID-19 infection on CDC’s current Risk Assessment page.

Here we will discuss about coronavirus and children so that we can easily explain it to our children. Here are some basic questions and answers related to coronavirus about which children mostly ask. Such as:

What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses (kuh-RO-nuh-vy-rus) are a large group of viruses that can cause illnesses as minor as a cold. It affects our upper respiratory tract.  It causes a disease called COVID-19.

The virus is named after its crown-like shape.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 stands for Corona Virus Disease 2019.

‘COVI’ stands for coronavirus,

‘D’ for disease,

‘19’ for the identified year (i.e 2019)

What is Virus?

Viruses are germs that can make people as well as animals sick. Viruses cause colds, chickenpox, flu, hand, foot, and mouth disease, and many other diseases. Coronaviruses are also one of them.

What are Germs?

Germs are tiny little micro-organisms that exist all around us. We can not see them with our naked eye. We can only see them with the help of a microscope. They are different types such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa that can cause disease.

Where did the coronavirus come from?

A new coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China.

How does the coronavirus spread?

Just like the common cold, Coronavirus spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneeze. It can also be transmitted via contaminated surfaces.

What are the signs & symptoms of the New Coronavirus?

Signs & Symptoms of the New Coronavirus are very similar to the flu or cold (which you might have had before).

Runny nose
Sore throat

How long is the incubation period for COVID-19

According to WHO, the “incubation period” means the time between catching the virus and beginning to have symptoms of the disease. Most estimates of the incubation period for COVID-19 range from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days.


How Can we protect ourselves, our family and friends from the New Coronavirus?

Though, there are very few cases of this virus in the kids, we must follow some instructions provided by the doctors for kids –

  • Wash your hands using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Wash for at least 20 seconds after bathroom use, before eating, and after going to public places, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Also, avoid touching your mouth, eyes, and nose before cleaning.
  • To protect others, always cough and sneeze in your elbow.
  • Don’t go out when you’re not feeling well to rest your body and also avoid spreading germs to others.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.

In case, kids do get the virus, don’t panic. It tends to be very mild. Visit your doctor.


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