Kids with cancer might be no more vulnerable to COVID-19 than peers

Only one of 20 infected children required admission and there was no need for critical care, a US study shows

Children with cancer don't need to delay treatment over concern about becoming vulnerable to COVID-19, suggests a small study from New York.

child with cancer sitting on doctor's lap

After testing 120 asymptomatic paediatric oncology patients for infection with COVID-19, researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre found just 2.5% were positive for the virus, as compared to 15% of the children's asymptomatic caregivers.

Among the 58 children who had been exposed to the virus or had shown