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Is it really that deadly? School and Children

New Study: All children in UK who died of COVID-19 were already seriously ill

A new study published by the British Medical Journal last August 2020 confirms that COVID-19 has relatively little impact on healthy children. The study, led by Liverpool University looked at 260 hospitals in England, Scotland, and Wales during the period of January 17 to July 3, 2020. The researchers discovered that 651 patients below 19 […]

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Is it really that deadly? School and Children

CDC Update: 75% of children who died from COVID had underlying diseases

In a new report published by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last September 18, 2020, it explored the data on COVID-associated deaths among children below 21 years. The report covered the period between February 12 to July 31, 2020. The report showed that of the 190,000 SARS-CoV-2 associated deaths in the […]

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School and Children The significance of host resistance

Prof. Sunetra Gupta: Let children be exposed to viruses

In an interview with the Evening Standard published last September 3, 2020, Sunetra Gupta, professor of theoretical epidemiology at Oxford says that she welcomes the return of schoolchildren to the classroom. She adds that children will benefit from being exposed to the novel and other seasonal coronaviruses. She says, “evidence is mounting that early exposure […]

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School and Children Philippines

4 million Filipino learners not going back to school this year

Education undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan said that at least 4 million learners are not coming back to school this year due to continuing COVID-19 threat. To address this concern, the Department of Education is planning for interventions that will give non-enrollees access to various opportunities for learning.  Editor’s Note: We are now seeing the negative impacts of the […]

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School and Children Global

American Academy of Pediatrics release recommendations for school re-opening

The following document was published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) last June 25, 2020. It contains six key principles that schools must adhere to when crafting policies for reopening. The AAP says that these principles were crafted with the goal of having students physically present in schools, as new information about the coronavirus […]

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School and Children

German experts: Schools and day care centers should be reopened

The following is a statement released by the German Society for Hospital Hygiene (DKGH), the German Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (DGPI), the German Academy for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (DAKJ), the Society for Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventive Medicine (GHIP), and the professional association of pediatric and adolescent doctors in Germany.  The statement offers […]