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Older school children are as likely as adults to transmit COVID.

Source: Early Release – Contact Tracing during Coronavirus Disease Outbreak, South Korea, 2020 – Volume 26, Number 10—October 2020 – Emerging Infectious Diseases journal – CDC

This large study from a place that has done very thorough virus control and contact tracing, found that children can be and are vectors for transmission of COVID.  Sure, kids under age 10 are “half as likely” as adults to be the vector, but they’re by no means immune.  And above age 10, they’re just as likely as an adult to pass on the disease.

I hope this will have major impact on school planning for the upcoming Fall semester.



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