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Kids and coronavirus: here’s what we know and what it means for schools

A new study has huge implications for how SA handles the pandemic from now on

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Last week, an article appeared in The BMJ, a peer-reviewed science journal in the UK, which left parents with a bitter and sweet pill to swallow: if evidence  suggests children are not spreaders of Covid-19, what had all these weeks of frustrating homeschooling been about? 

On the flipside, and more importantly, it represented a moment of good news in an otherwise gloomy news cycle.

Children, not that long ago labelled as “silent super-spreaders”, are now being described as anything but a “primary driver” in the spread of Covid-19. This implies schools should open, since there are several downsides to the closures...

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