Scientists from King’s College London using data from the COVID Symptom Study smartphone app (ZOE/KCL) have done a study looking at how quickly children who test positive for COVID-19 recover, and how common it is for children to have long-lasting symptoms (beyond four weeks).
The study analysed data from 1,734 children who tested positive for COVID-19 between September 2020 and February 2021, and symptoms were reported by a parent or carer through the COVID Symptom Study app (ZOE/KCL). The study has been published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.
Journalists dialled in to this briefing to hear from the scientists who carried out the study.
Prof Emma Duncan, lead and senior author of the study and Professor of Clinical Endocrinology, King’s College London
Dr Michael Absoud, a senior author of the study and Evelina London Consultant & Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Women & Children’s Health, King’s College London
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