Covid distancing may have weakened children’s immune system, experts say

Posted by on June 9, 2021 10:49 am
Categories: Global Stories

End of social distancing and mask wearing could leave children vulnerable to common bugs

Scientists are concerned that measures to combat Covid-19 have weakened the immune system of young children who have not been able to build up resistance to common bugs leaving them vulnerable as mask wearing and social distancing eventually ends.

Contact with viral pathogens happens on a fairly regular basis and although it does not always lead to sickness, the exposure helps shore the immune system against the threat should the bugs be encountered again.

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