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rare syndrome in children associated with COVID-19 – what do we know?

Current evidence suggests that most children who have a COVID-19 infection are asymptomatic or have only mild symptoms. However, recently a very small number of children have been identified in the UK who developed a significant multi-system inflammatory response which appears to be associated with COVID-19. Journalists joined us remotely to hear from four experts discussing what we currently understand about this rare syndrome and to get their questions answered.

This was a background briefing with no new research presented, held jointly with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.


Speakers included:

Prof Russell VinerPresident of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Dr Liz Whittaker, Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Imperial College London

Prof Simon KennyNational Clinical Director – Children and Young People, NHS England

Prof Michael Levin, Professor of Paediatrics & International Child Health, Imperial College London

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