Transmission from children to adults low, says UK scientist

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Transmission from children to adults low, says UK scientist

May 19, 2020 21:17 IST

Citing evidence from around the world, a top UK scientist has claims that children do not pass on the novel coronavirus to adults as much as they do with seasonal flu. Deputy chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said that despite sparse data, experts agree that children are not "big high output transmitters as they are with flu.' He further stated that most children displayed extremely mild symptoms of Covid-19 and his remarks come at a time when there is disagreement between the UK government and teaching unions on whether children should go back to school.

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