School reopenings amid coronavirus: Still unclear how much young kids spread illness, Birx says
Back to school season is quickly approaching, with school reopenings remaining a contentious debate in the U.S. amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.
Longtime physician and coordinator of the White House’s coronavirus task force, Dr. Deborah Birx, remarked Friday on the uncertainty around how quickly school-aged children — namely those under 10 — spread the novel virus.
“We know that children under 18 are less sick, but there are some that suffer terrible consequences if they have underlying conditions,” Birx said during a morning appearance on NBC’s TODAY show.
“What I can’t tell you for sure despite the South Korea study is whether children under 10 in the United States don’t spread the virus the same as children over 10,” she continued.
“I think that is still an open question that needs to be studied in the United States. We certainly …continued .
[Source: Fox News]