We’re not talking about a sample of, like, four kids here. It’s a sample of 344, who were at camp for all of six days before the facility was overrun by COVID-19.
This feels like a Bill Paxton “game over, man” moment for schools reopening this fall, but there are glimmers of hope. We’ll get to them in a second.
The threshold finding, though, is that there’s no reason to believe kids are unusually immune from infection or from transmitting the virus to others based on this data. They may be less susceptible to severe illness, but if what we’re worried about with schools is seeding community outbreaks in the fall that’ll ravage the adult population, then, yeah, it looks like those worries are justified.