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Nov 12, 2020

Pneumonia is the leading killer of children under 5 around the world with most deaths in low- and middle-income countries. But it’s not just a problem of developing countries: pneumonia is also the most common reason for hospitalization of children in the US. In recognition of World Pneumonia Day, pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Anita Shet and Leith Greenslade, coordinator of the Every Breath Counts Coalition talk with Stephanie Desmon about World Pneumonia Day, how COVID-19 is impacting efforts to reduce childhood deaths, and how the pandemic may have brought attention to one significant problem: access to oxygen in lower- and middle-income countries.