COVID-19 Study Shows Transmission in Schools Is Considerably Less Than Influenza

The Lancet publication today contains detailed analysis on COVID-19 spread in 25 educational settings (15 schools and 10 childcare settings) in Term 1. Additional data from Term 2 and 3 are also available today. Lead author Professor Kristine Macartney said the study showed transmission rates in NSW schools and early childhood education and care (ECEC) services were minimal, particularly between children and from children to adults. “This is the first comprehensive population-based assessment of coronavirus transmission in educational settings worldwide,” Professor Macartney said.

“COVID-19 transmission in schools appears to be considerably less than that seen for other respiratory viruses, such as influenza.

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