Effects of Covid-19 on children
The new scientific research "COVID Kids Bavaria" will investigate things of youngsters during the
pandemic. The six university clinics in Bavaria, including the TUM Klinikum rechts der Isar, will evaluate,
among other aspects, the amount of youngsters infected and whether or not they show symptoms.
Do childcare facilities like crèches and kindergartens and elementary schools pose a risk for the
uncontrolled spread of Covid-19? This remains a controversial issue. The six Bavarian university pediatric
clinics want to supply a solution . Starting in July, they're going to work together to conduct tests at
approximately 150 selected childcare facilities throughout the state of Bavaria to work out what
percentage children are infected and whether or not they are showing symptoms. The study also will
address other aspects of youngsters 's health like the impact of the pandemic on their wellbeing and
therefore the medical aid of children. Consequently, the long-term epidemiological survey will look ahead
to the longer term and can scientifically study the re-opening of childcare facilities and schools.
The medical researchers from Augsburg, Erlangen, Munich, Regensburg and Würzburg will visit crèches,
kindergartens and elementary schools to conduct voluntary testing of youngsters between one and 10
years aged , childcare staff and teachers. At TUM, the study are going to be headed by Prof. Uta
Behrends. She is Professor of Pediatric Infectiology and Immunobiology and senior physician at the
Clinic and Polyclinic for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, a joint institution of the Klinikum rechts der
Isar and therefore the München Klinik Schwabing.