Kids’ noses may be key to their COVID-19 edge

Coronavirus replicates less in children's nasal lining than adults': Australian study
Sarah Simpkins

The epithelial lining in kids’ noses is better at fighting off SARS-CoV-2 infection and replication than the nasal cells in adults, Queensland researchers report.

Their findings, based on tissue samples from 38 healthy patients exposed to different strains of the virus, may explain why kids have been less susceptible to COVID-19 than adults.