How does COVID-19 affect kids? Science has answers and gaps

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How does COVID-19 affect kids? Science has answers and gaps

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, teachers check students July 14 before a summer STEM camp at Wylie High School in Wylie, Texas. Not knowing if children are infected makes it difficult for schools to reopen safely, many experts say. Scarce data on whether infected children – including those without symptoms – easily spread the disease to others complicates the issue, said Jeffrey Shaman, a Columbia University infectious disease specialist.

How does COVID-19 affect kids? Science has answers and gaps

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, teachers check students July 14 before a summer STEM camp at Wylie High School in Wylie, Texas. Not knowing if children are infected makes it difficult for schools to reopen safely, many experts say. Scarce data on whether infected children – including those without symptoms – easily spread the disease to others complicates the issue, said Jeffrey Shaman, a Columbia University infectious disease specialist.
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