Study: Children more likely to contract COVID-19 at home than in schools

Study: Children more likely to contract COVID-19 at home than in schools Photo: NBC News Channel.

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Created: May 03, 2021 02:50 PM

(NBCNC) — Some parents are afraid to send their children back into the classroom due to COVID-19, but new research finds that most children get the virus from households.

Researchers analyzed three waves of COVID-19 outbreaks in Hong Kong from January through December of 2020 to see how children were infected.

They found that of the nearly 400 children included in the study, more than half were infected through household transmission.

The risk of being infected at school was very low if social distancing and face mask policies were in place.

Experts say the efficacy of school closures should be reviewed regularly when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19 within the community.


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