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“Mount Sinai Researchers: Why COVID-19 May Be Less Common in Children Than Adults”

  • The Jewish Voice
  • New York, NY
  • (May 22, 2020)

Mount Sinai researchers found that children have lower levels of ACE2 gene expression than adults, which may explain children’s lower risk of COVID-19 infection and mortality. “ACE2 expression may be linked to our susceptibility to COVID-19,” says lead author Supinda Bunyavanich, MD, MPH, Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  

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