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Rashi Bisaria | January 22, 2021

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COVID-19 positive children more likely to transfer infection than adults: Lancet

Children and adolescents are less vulnerable to coronavirus infection but are more infectious than older individuals, according to a report published in the popular medical journal The Lancet this week. Besides, a team of Chinese and American researchers claimed that asymptomatic cases are also less infectious than symptomatic COVID-19 patients.The high infectivity of children with SARS-CoV-2 infection highlights the need for careful planning of school reopening, the researchers suggested.

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