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Are children under the age of 18 more likely to die of Covid-19 or drowning?

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One of the few studies of children who have "died from" Covid-19 (as opposed to "those who died of an alternative cause but coincidentally tested positive" for C-19) appears in a July 2021 working paper by the UK National Child Mortality Database. The study found that during the first year of the pandemic in England, C-19 took the lives of one out of every 500,000 children under the age of 18. For comparison, one out of every 100,000 children in the U.S. die of drowning each year, and one out of every 14,000 children die of accidents. These figures show that children are five times more likely to die of drowning and 36 times more likely to die of accidents than C-19

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