There’s not much good news about kids and coronavirus

Piling on to the bad news, a recent study found that infected children carry at least as much — if not more — of the coronavirus in their noses and throats as adults.

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The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that children under 5 may host as much as 100 times the amount of the virus that adults do.

“Young children can potentially be important drivers of SARS-CoV-2 spread in the general population,” the authors write.

Yes, but: Although viral load is generally an indicator of infectiousness, the study didn’t establish that.

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