COVID-19: Are the Kids Really OK?


Data from around the world consistently shows that COVID-19 is essentially a mild disease in children. However, the indirect effects of COVID-19 may have a more profound effect than the direct effects of the infection.

We will hear from 3 speakers on the global and clinical aspects, and the broader social, education and wellbeing impact of COVID-19 on children.



Professor Kim Mulholland – Group Leader, New Vaccines, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI).

Professor Nigel Curtis – Head of Infectious Diseases Unit, Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH); Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne; and Group Leader Infectious Diseases, MCRI.

Professor Sharon Goldfeld – Theme Director Population Health, MCRI; Director of the Centre for Community Child Health, RCH.

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