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COVID-19: Children may have a higher viral load than adults

COVID-19: Children may have a higher viral load than adults

As schools in the United States plan for reopening — with some opening already — some people have growing concerns surrounding children’s ability to spread COVID-19.

Parents have voiced concerns that children may pass on the disease to more vulnerable members of the household, while in some states, teachers have protested the re-openings on the basis of safety.

Instances of schools closing soon after re-opening due to reports of positive COVID-19, and a recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics describing some 339,000 cases of COVID-19 among children in the U.S., has fuelled these concerns.

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