The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19 has taken over the news. For adults, the news is frightening. For children, it can be terrifying and may leave real scars. Parents can ease kids’ fears and help them cope with this pandemic, if they have the tools.
The novel coronavirus designated COVID-19 is quickly becoming a worldwide health emergency. Part of the challenge of containing the virus is in the diagnostic process. Diagnosing patients early enough to prevent them from spreading the virus further has been the issue. A commonly used medical test may be the “secret weapon” in this battle.