90 Miles From Tyranny : Coronavirus Not Spreading Among Students, Swedish And German Health Professionals Say

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Coronavirus Not Spreading Among Students, Swedish And German Health Professionals Say

Studies in Germany and Sweden suggest that coronavirus is not spreading among children attending school, numerous sources reported.

Sweden’s public health agency released a report that found that between February 24 and June 14, there was no measurable direct impact on the number of coronavirus cases among school-aged children in Finland, which closed schools, and Sweden, which kept schools open, Reuters reported.

The report has not yet been peer reviewed. Severe cases of coronavirus were very rare among both Swedish and Finnish children aged 1 to 19, and no deaths were reported, per Reuters. In Finland, children made up 8.2% of the total number of coronavirus cases while Swedish children made up 2.1% of national cases.










HALMSTAD, SWEDEN – FEBRUARY 08: Swedish students are seen in a classroom of a school on February 8, 2016 in Halmstad, Sweden. 

German study released Monday also found that the virus doesn’t spread easily in schools, and children may actually as as a “brake” on chains of infection.

“It is rather the opposite,” Prof Berner told a press conference according to the Telegraph. “Children act more as a brake on infection. Not every infection that reaches them is passed on.”

The study tested 2,045 children and teachers at 13 schools, and found antibodies in 12 of the people who took part. Students and teachers who were from schools with cases of the virus were among those tests, and 5 of those tested had previously...

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