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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Like adults, children can suffer from long-haul symptoms after having the coronavirus, the Washington Post reports.

The big picture: Cases are rare but growing, doctors told the Post.

  • Of the more than 3 million U.S. children who have tested positive for the virus, few have been hospitalized and even fewer have died.
  • "But some children — whether they had mild or severe cases, or no symptoms at all — are developing problems that last for weeks or months after their initial infection," the Post reports.
  • Symptoms include fatigue, headache and heart palpitations.

Between the lines: Early on in the pandemic, when many children were staying home, long COVID seemed to be a condition reserved for adults. But as schools and sports reopened, more children became infected, and it became clear that children are also vulnerable.

Go deeper: Experts look into whether COVID vaccines could help long-haulers

Go deeper

Tech's war for your wrist

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Tech's biggest companies are ramping up competition for the real estate between your hand and your elbow.

The big picture: The next big hardware platform after the smartphone will likely involve devices for your eyes, your ears and your wrists.

29 mins ago - World

Tokyo Olympics to allow up to 10,000 fans at each event

Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto (L) and IOC President Thomas Bach on Monday. Photo: Rodrigo Reyes Marin/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics said Monday that venues can be filled up to 50% capacity when the Games kick off on July 23, with a maximum of 10,000 Japanese spectators at each event, AP reports.

Why it matters: Medical experts advising the Japanese government had recommended against allowing fans, citing the low vaccination rates in Japan and the potential for new variants to drive up infections.

50 mins ago - Health

The psychology behind COVID-19 vaccine lotteries

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

NBA season tickets. Scholarships. A chance at $5 million. The list of lotteries and raffles states are launching to drive up COVID-19 vaccination rates is growing, and some local officials are already reporting "encouraging" results.

Driving the news: The reason why, some psychologists and public health experts say, is that the allure of lotteries for many people is simply that the prospect of winning a great prize seems better than passing up the chance, regardless of the odds.