“There are almost no recorded cases of child-to-adult transmission of COVID-19,” says Elliot Haspel, an education policy expert and child care advocate who wrote an op-ed arguing for reopening full-time child care and schools as soon as possible. “It’s not zero risk, [but] we’re acting with a March 2020 understanding of COVID-19 and kids, and not with…
The mercurial nature of the pandemic makes it hard to proclaim anything with certitude nor tell a clear story. Yet in one important area, the picture is coming more and more into focus: young children are not significant transmitters of COVID-19, and child cares (and elementary schools, for that matter) are rather safe.
Dr Hilary has revealed that the risk of children dying from coronavirus is “less than being struck by lightning”. Appearing on today’s instalment of Good Morning Britain, the medical expert said there is strong evidence to suggest children between five and 14 years old are more resilient to the virus. https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/dr-hilary-reveals-what-chances-18392942
Professor Robert Dingwall, who is part of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG), has hit back – saying children are at “very low risk”. He added that the Government’s decision to allow schools to reopen for reception, year one and six from Monday “is not a risky move”. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11735602/kids-more-likely-die-lightning-covid-school/