Can kids develop long COVID? Study offers clues as new school year looms
A boy receives a free COVID-19 test on July 15, 2020, in Los Angeles. - Mario Tama/Getty Images North America/TNS

Months after developing COVID-19, many people continue to suffer debilitating symptoms such as fatigue, gastrointestinal problems, depression and “brain fog,” sometimes appearing long after infections subside and affecting even those who only experienced mild bouts of the disease. The condition, commonly referred to as “long COVID-19,” has mostly been studied in adults, yet it continues to be an enigma to the many doctors and scientists studying patient cases. Even more of a mystery is how common the condition is in children infected with the virus, and how it manifests in their bodies. There’...