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Rady's Infectious Disease Doctor On Why Coronavirus Doesn't Hit Children As Hard

A building at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego is shown in this photo, Feb. 9, 2016.
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A building at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego is shown in this photo, Feb. 9, 2016.
Rady Children's Hospital confirmed this week it's treating its first pediatric coronavirus patient. As we've heard from beginning of this outbreak, people over 65 and adults with underlying health conditions run the greatest risk of serious illness from Covid 19- but there are exceptions, including one 25 year old San Diegan who has died of the disease.

Rady Children's Hospital confirmed this week it's treating its first pediatric coronavirus patient.

From the start of the coronavirus pandemic, public health officials have said people over 65 and adults with underlying health conditions run the greatest risk of death from COVID-19. But there are exceptions, including one 25-year-old San Diegan.

Dr. Mark Sawyer, an infectious disease specialist at Rady's, discusses on Friday's Midday Edition, why the virus isn't typically hitting the youngest patients as hard.