Is the effect of COVID-19 on children underestimated in low- and middle- income countries?

Simba J, Sinha I, Mburugu P, Agweyu A, Emadau C, Akech S, Kithuci R, Oyiengo L, English M
Acta Paediatr. 2020;109

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The COVID‐19 pandemic has had a huge impact on health and society, worldwide. While most high income countries are felt to be reaching their COVID‐19 peak, most low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMICs), particularly sub‐Saharan countries, are anticipating an exponential growth of cases.(1) Overall it has been documented that children are less affected.(2) However, in this commentary we describe how in Kenya, a LMIC in sub‐Saharan Africa, COVID‐19 is likely to have far‐reaching direct and indirect implications on children.