Study Suggests COVID-19 Is Transmitted More Efficiently From Young Children
This is not great news as schools plan to re-open. An extensive study was done by a Pediatric Center in Chicago that,
"...examined concentrations of COVID-19 in the nasopharynx, or the upper region of the throat that connects nasal passages."
The study's outcome is concerning, especially with parents preparing to send their kids back to school and Day Care. The study's finding suggests this: (Watch WKBW News Video below).
According to the WKBW News story, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President of the National Education Association warns:
"Don’t, under any circumstance, even think about opening that school for in-class instruction until you’ve got the virus under control.”
Garcia, according, to the WKBW report, teaches a class of 39 6th Graders in Salt Lake City and said that if the infection rate in a given community is not less than .05%, that schools should not consider opening for 'person to person' instruction.
A USA Today. the article entitled, 'Here's How Parents Can Protect Their Kids` From Coronavirus As Schools Re-Open" makes suggestions for your children as they return to school. Here are the simplest tactics:
- Take temperatures before they go to school
- Opt for a packed lunch in a brown bag
- Practice hand-washing at every transition of the day
- Have your child shower when they come home
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