Posted on: November 30, 2020 Posted by: Children Health Mag Comments: 0
Teacher Austyn McNew's second-grade class at Fort Vannoy Elementary School in Grants Pass, Ore.

Teacher Austyn McNew’s second-grade class at Fort Vannoy Elementary School in Grants Pass, Ore.

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With school districts grappling with difficult questions about opening schools to in-person instruction, the science of COVID-19 transmission among kids is especially necessary right now.

Fortunately, we seem to have this aspect of the global pandemic figured out. The bulk of studies show that kids are about half as likely to become infected with the coronavirus as adults, something researchers noted during the outbreak’s early days.

Dr. Dawn Nolt is the medical director for infection prevention at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

Dr. Dawn Nolt is the medical director for infection prevention at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

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“That’s something that, thankfully, we seem to have gotten right from the very beginning,” says Dr. Dawn Nolt, pediatric infectious diseases specialist with OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

The data has huge implications for Oregon, where most public school students
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