As schools around the world consider reopening after weeks of shutdown, studies weigh the risk of children spreading Covid-19 among their peers in class. Photo: AFP
As schools around the world consider reopening after weeks of shutdown, studies weigh the risk of children spreading Covid-19 among their peers in class. Photo: AFP
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Coronavirus in children: risk factors, contagiousness, viral load – what we know so far as schools consider reopening

  • Do children have lower risk of Covid-19? Are they as contagious as adults? Do kids carry the same amount of virus? We look at the evidence so far
  • Research indicates that children may not spread the coronavirus as much as adults, an infectious disease modeller says

As schools around the world consider reopening after weeks of shutdown, studies weigh the risk of children spreading Covid-19 among their peers in class. Photo: AFP
As schools around the world consider reopening after weeks of shutdown, studies weigh the risk of children spreading Covid-19 among their peers in class. Photo: AFP
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