Older Children Spread the Coronavirus Just as Much as Adults, New Study Finds

In the heated debate over reopening schools, one burning question has been whether and how efficiently children can spread the virus to others. A study of 65000 from South Korea offers an answer: Children younger than 10 transmit to others much less often than adults do, but the risk is not zero. And those between the ages of 10 and 19 can spread the virus at least as well as adults do.

Publisher: NY Times | Author: Apoorva Mandavilli

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children, reopening, and transmission
DATE PUBLISHED
2020-07-18 (Modified: 2021-09-20)

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