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Why Does COVID-19 Seem to Spare Children?

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and their colleagues may have found a key as to why COVID-19 primarily infects adults and older people, but has a much lesser impact on children.   VUMC researchers found that children have lower levels of an enzyme/co-receptor that SARS-CoV-2 — the RNA virus that causes COVID-19 — needed to invade airway epithelial cells in the lung. Finding ways to block the enzyme could lead to potential treatments or even...

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