COVID-19 risks for kids are low, must be balanced against cost of being out of school, doctors say
2020-07-28 from cbc.ca
...the latest research shows young children are at low risk of getting or spreading the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and that missing school can have long-term costs for a child's well-being.
Dr. Nisha Thampi understands parents' reticence about the return to class. The medical director of infection prevention and control at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa is both a pediatric infectious disease physician and a mother.
She said she's been encouraged, though, by recent study results that give more insight into children's risk of contracting the illness and of spreading it to others.
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