How does Covid-19 infection affect children? And what can we do to keep them safe? Paediatrician Jin Russell, who has previously written on how Covid-19 affects children, addresses these questions on The Spinoff. As older age groups are increasingly vaccinated, we should expect that an increasing proportion of positive cases will be found among children. The Australian and UK experience suggests that 1% to 2% of infected children are admitted to hospital due to Covid-19. “As the rest of us become vaccinated and protected, let’s not leave children behind in our planning,” Dr Russell says.