CHILDREN/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19: “President Donald Trump may be giving parents a false sense of security when it comes to kids and COVID-19…

Although it’s true that children are less likely than adults to develop COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has nevertheless counted more than 86,000 infections by the virus in Americans younger than 18.

Trump’s statements overlook severe COVID-19 illnesses and some deaths of children in the U.S., even though kids in general tend to get less sick from it than adults do. He also glosses over the fact that kids can spread disease without showing symptoms themselves.”

-Hope Yen, “AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false security on kids and COVID-19,” apnews.com, June 15, 2020