What have experts and studies said on reopening of schools?
Several studies have suggested that children under 10 transmit the virus less efficiently than older children or adults, NYT reported. in a study released in August, the European Center for Disease and Control found that children accounted for less than 5 per cent of all Covid-19 cases reported in the 27 countries of the European Union and Britain. The agency also noted that school closures would be “unlikely to provide significant additional of children’s health”.
This had been corroborated by data emerging from random testing in the US and Britain, which has found that do not seem to be stoking community transmission. Moreover, scientific evidence has suggested limited transmission from young children to adults.
Citing a study published in the journal “Pediatrics”, NYT reported that a survey of 57,000 child care providers across the US found that those who continued working during the first three months of the pandemic were not any more likely to get sick than those programmers closed.