Study Finds Kids Under 10 Unlikely to Spread COVID-19 at School

Study Finds Kids Under 10 Unlikely to Spread COVID-19 at School

Experts say this means reopening summer camps and in-person classroom instruction is a good idea, and the findings should reassure educators. Young children not only are at low risk for developing COVID-19 but also don’t play a significant role in the spread of SARS-CoV-2 while attending school, finds a study recently published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers sought to discover if reopening schools had any effect on the coronavirus infection rate. They focused on determining to what extent the virus impacted two age groups — children between ages 0–9 and 10–19. “So yes, re-opening camps and in-person classes is a good idea,” he continued.

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