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Mar 19, 2021

Daniel Griffin, MD, PhD answers questions about misconceptions about children and COVID-19: How common are chronic “long COVID” symptoms in children? Are children less likely than adults to get and spread COVID 19? When are coronavirus vaccines for children going to be authorized? Do kids need to wear masks outside? Tips for parents to navigate school, sports, and summer camp during the pandemic? Should children get a cardiac evaluation before returning to sports if they’ve had COVID-19? What is multi inflammatory syndrome? Why do kids typically get less severe COVID-19 disease and what can we learn from their immune systems?

Dr. Daniel Griffin is an instructor in Clinical Medicine and an associate research scientist in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University. Dr. Griffin is board-certified in Infectious Disease, Co-Host of This Week in Virology, and Co-Founder of Parasites Without Borders.

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Interviewer: Kyle Allred, Physician Assistant, Producer, and Co-Founder of

(This interview was recorded on March 17, 2021)