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Covid-19: the debate on the contagiousness of children is not settled


DECRYPTION – Several studies have shown that the viral load of sick children is not lower than that of adults.

If the question is delicate for nurseries and primary schools, it is even more so for colleges and high schools.
If the question is delicate for nurseries and primary schools, it is even more so for colleges and high schools. 323371272 / Oksana Kuzmina – stock.adobe.com

At first, by analogy with the flu, the role of children in the spread of Covid-19 was highlighted. But many studies now tend to show that they actually participate little in the course of the virus. Two studies, carried out by the Institut Pasteur last April during the first wave in Crépy-en-Valois, are for the moment a case law. They indicate that the risk of contamination from children to adults is quite low. “Other work has been carried out since, in particular in Australia or in Israel, and went in the same direction, explains Yazdan Yazdanpanah, head of the infectious disease department at Bichat hospital and member of the Scientific Council. In addition, children under 11 very rarely develop severe forms of the disease, although a few cases may exist. “ According to the latest epidemiological bulletin from Public Health France, there were 12 children under 14 in intensive care on October 20. On the purely level

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