Boffs fail to find a single case of kids passing virus on to ...

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Boffs fail to find a single case of kids passing virus on to adults

Go ahead and hug grandma, say some experts – although others urge caution for at least a little longer

Hayley Dixon

No child has been found to have passed Covid-19 to an adult, a review of evidence in partnership with the Royal College of Paediatrics in the UK has found.

Major studies on the impact of Covid-19 on young children suggest they “do not play a significant role” in spreading the virus and are less likely to become infected than adults.

While experts insist more evidence is needed, they note that there has not been a case of a child under the age of 10 transmitting the virus, even in contact tracing carried out by the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

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