Preteens seem to be the least affected by the coronavirus, as they were by the Spanish flu 100 years ago. Photo: Pierre Crom/Getty Images Preteens seem to be the least affected by the coronavirus, as they were by the Spanish flu 100 years ago. Photo: Pierre Crom/Getty Images
Preteens seem to be the least affected by the coronavirus, as they were by the Spanish flu 100 years ago. Photo: Pierre Crom/Getty Images
Anjali Hazari
Opinion

Opinion

Anjali Hazari

The coronavirus affects preteens less; does evolution play a role in protecting our youth?

  • The Spanish flu killed tens of millions of healthy adults, yet spared preteens, and children aged 10 to 14 are the least affected by the Ebola virus
  • The novel coronavirus appears to be sparing them too, and scientists are looking at the role played by evolution and hormones

Preteens seem to be the least affected by the coronavirus, as they were by the Spanish flu 100 years ago. Photo: Pierre Crom/Getty Images Preteens seem to be the least affected by the coronavirus, as they were by the Spanish flu 100 years ago. Photo: Pierre Crom/Getty Images
Preteens seem to be the least affected by the coronavirus, as they were by the Spanish flu 100 years ago. Photo: Pierre Crom/Getty Images
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