Is the effect of COVID-19 on children underestimated in low- and middle- income countries?
Simba J., Sinha I., Mburugu P., Agweyu A., Emadau C., Akech S., Kithuci R., Oyiengo L., English M.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on health and society, worldwide. While most high income countries are felt to be reaching their COVID-19 peak, most low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), particularly sub-Saharan countries, are anticipating an exponential growth of cases.(1) Overall it has been documented that children are less affected.(2) However, in this commentary we describe how in Kenya, a LMIC in sub-Saharan Africa, COVID-19 is likely to have far-reaching direct and indirect implications on children.