Dr. Jesse Papenburg interviewed by La Presse.

Dr. Jesse Papenburg confirms in an interview with La Presse that children who have severe comorbidities are at greater risk of developing complications from COVID-19 especially those who have complex comorbidities and who need medical technology at home. Obesity in adolescents also appears to be associated with an increased risk. Read full article in French here.

I don’t want to minimize COVID but children are much less affected in terms of severe effects from COVID-19, in children it is still exploratory to know what the comorbidities are that increase the risk of hospitalization. — Dr. Jesse Papenburg