Omicron Drives Covid-19 Child Hospitalizations to New Highs – The Wall Street Journal

Omicron is pressing Covid-19 medical facility admissions amongst kids to record levels in the U.S. and the U.K. Doctors say the variants infectiousness– and not any increased severity– is most likely mainly accountable.
Throughout the pandemic, kids have been much less likely than adults to suffer serious disease from Covid-19, and doctors state that this appears to be true for Omicron, too. Sky-high case numbers mean that more children are ending up in the health center both with Covid-19 and because of the disease, underscoring how a likely milder variant can still do more damage, just by contaminating more people.