Covid-19: what the science says about the contamination of children


According to some studies, children are the hidden engine of the pandemic, because they are less tested than adults and more often asymptomatic. On the subject, scientists remain divided.

Not a week goes by without a new study making the rounds of social networks concerning schools. According to some, children are the hidden engine of the pandemic, because they are less tested than adults and more often asymptomatic. It is for this reason that, since the onset of the disease, the incidence would be lower in them. In this context, schools would be time bombs, because of the promiscuity it imposes on adults and students. Some doctors, very relayed in France by the pro-containment, because they are rather alarmist, regularly express their concerns on this subject, such as the German Christian Drosten in Germany or the Australian Zoé Hyde. What is it?

The only certainty is that deaths, stays in intensive care and hospitalizations due to complications from Covid-19 are extremely low in children and adolescents. There is also a consensus to affirm that it is a priority for them to go to school,

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