Acta Scientific PAEDIATRICS (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Editorial Volume 6 Issue 3

Should Children be Vaccinated Against SARS-CoV-2?

Joseph Angel de Soto*

Department of Pharmacogenetics, American Pharmacogenetics and Toxicology, Herndon, VA, USA

*Shared Authorship: Joseph Angel de Soto, Department of Pharmacogenetics, American Pharmacogenetics and Toxicology, Herndon, VA, USA.

Received: February 28, 2023; Published: March 01, 2023


On December 19, 2019 the Public Health Department of China reported a new strain of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that was responsible for Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and was later also found to be responsible for acute myocarditis, arrhythmias and sudden death [1,2]. The death rate in adults was initially 8.8% and today is about 0.4% in the United States. In children however, the death rate in children with SARS-CoV-2 has been on average 0.011%, but when we look at the death rate due to SARS-CoV-2 this has been only 0.011%.


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Citation: Joseph Angel de Soto. “Should Children be Vaccinated Against SARS-CoV-2?". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 6.4 (2023): 51-52.


Copyright: © 2023 Joseph Angel de Soto. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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