On the Delta variant and children

How SARS-CoV-2 affects children is a major concern, with outbreaks in schools.

One question is: for children, does the Delta variant mean higher hospitalisation rates? There are two main mechanisms:

  • Greater transmission: the Delta variant spreads with more ease than other variants.
  • Greater severity: the Delta variant induces more serious disease than other SARS-CoV-2 variants.



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Anthony B. Masters

Anthony B. Masters


This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.