With just a few weeks to go before the start of school, many proponents of in-person teaching point out that kids are less likely to get infected or infect others. But a new study from Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital finds that children may not be quite as spared from the novel coronavirus as experts thought. The study finds infected children younger than five can host up to 100 times as much of the virus as infected adults.
Reset takes a closer look at the study, and how it may help scientists better understand how COVID-19 is spread.
GUESTS: Apoorva Mandavilli, science reporter at The New York Times
Dr. Taylor Heald-Sargent, pediatric infectious diseases expert at Lurie Children’s Hospital