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Letters To each child their own coronavirus

The elephant and the blind men: the children of long covid

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n157 (Published 19 January 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n157
  1. Frances K Simpson, lecturer of psychology1,
  2. Amali U Lokugamage, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and honorary associate professor2
  1. 1Coventry University (SC), Scarborough YO11 2JW, UK
  2. 2Whittington Health NHS Trust and University College London, London, UK
  1. ac7768{at}coventry.ac.uk

In response to Martinerie and colleagues’ article1 we note the concerns about the sociological effects of the pandemic on children. We feel, however, that the article’s view that SARS-CoV-2 infection is less severe in children is unsubstantiated and, as outlined in our BMJ Opinion piece,2 there has been insufficient epidemiological study …

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