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Wearing medical masks by children under the age of two years can be dangerous to their health. This property of protective means disclosed in the Japanese Association of pediatricians, a message posted on the organization’s website.
Experts explain that young children have narrow Airways, and therefore the wearing of masks can hinder breathing and lead to suffocation. In addition, the masks also increase the risk of heat stroke for children in hot weather and increase the burden on the heart.
Doctors are reminded that serious cases of infection with coronavirus among children fixed a few, most of them contracted the disease from family members.
Previously head of the paediatric Department of the Jerusalem hospital “Hadassa”, immunologist Jacob Berkun said that the disease COVID-19 in children is much easier than adults, because of the peculiarities of the child’s immune system. According to him, the innate immune system of the baby is effective, but not developed. Also, children have fewer receptors, through which the virus enters the cells.
In Japan, according to the latest data, 16 revealed 581 cases of infection with coronavirus, recovered 13 612 people died in 830 patients.
In the world the total number of people infected with coronavirus has close to 5.5 million people. The pandemic has covered 188 countries.
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