New Study Claims Kids May Be Carriers of High Levels of Coronavirus

Schools all over the country are going back and forth on whether or not they will reopen for the fall and a recent study may help sway them one way.

A new study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics shows kids under the age of 5 may carry up to 100 times as much of the virus in their noses and throats as adults.

Dr. Taylor Heald-Sargent, an infectious diseases expert at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, who led the study said:

"We can't assume that just because kids aren't getting sick, or very sick, that they don't have the virus."

Researchers acknowledge the study was small and doesn't necessarily prove at this point that kids are passing the virus to others.

However, it does disprove the idea many have that children don't get sick from the virus at all.

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