Hard lessons: getting kids back to school will be no easy task
With expert opinion divided over how safe it is to reopen schools, there is no definitive answer to the question of how likely children are to transmit the coronavirus
New research into the role that children may play in transmitting Covid-19 was published last week. It was an updated study examining the amount of virus, or viral load, from those with Covid-19 in different age groups.
In it, the authors warned that “unlimited reopening of kindergartens and schools would re-establish behavioural traits that facilitate virus transmission through contact”, and that the “opening of these facilities should be carefully monitored by pre-emptive diagnostic testing”....
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