Children and #SARSCoV2 #COVID19, over & over again the same finding: No differences in viral loads #COVID19 - surprised these findings get rather little attention, when a few weeks ago media were obsessed with the topic (at least in Germany) via
2) Second, this one from Chicago and : Takeway: the level of the virus in kids is AT LEAST as high as the level of virus in adults.
A new report: viral load in children vs adults + coverage by “It definitely shows that kids do have levels of virus similar to and maybe even higher than adults"— (not = transmissibility)
(1/2) Study of viral load in symptomatic children and adults with #COVID19. Children aged 5-17 had similar viral load to adults, but young children (<5 years) had levels 10-100 times higher. May be high risk that symptomatic children will transmit virus.
Strong work from & Co. Age-Related Differences in Nasopharyngeal SARS-CoV-2 Levels in Patients With Mild to Moderate COVID-19 via part of
Maybe? Trying to reconcile with this
"we report that replication of SARS-CoV-2 in older children leads to similar levels of viral nucleic acid as adults, but significantly greater amounts of viral nucleic acid are detected in children younger than 5 years"
Not going to lie, the raw CT values of under 5 kids has me looking at my preschooler very suspiciously right now (CT values (6.5 [4.8-12.0]) in
I'm struggling to reconcile these new findings in —that young children have *higher* viral titres than adults—with the epidemiology of transmission from young children and my personal experience of preschoolers' hygienic practices.
Study shows kids < 5 y.o had 10- 100x higher levels of #SARSCoV2 RNA in their NP compared to older kids & adults. This is important b/c young kids may be important drivers of #SARSCoV2 in the population which may have implications for vaccine campaigns
#COVID19 Viral loads higher in children vs adults. New paper. Quick thread.
Age-Related Differences in Nasopharyngeal #SARSCoV2 Levels in Patients With Mild to Moderate COVID-19 via Children < 5 years old had 10- to 100-fold higher levels of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in their nasopharynx compared with older children and adults
Age-Related Differences in Nasopharyngeal SARS-CoV-2 Levels in Patients With Mild to Moderate COVID-19
Age-Related Differences in Nasopharyngeal Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Levels in Patients With Mild to Moderate Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | Infectious Diseases have you seen ct < 10?
Age-Related Differences in Nasopharyngeal Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Levels in Patients With Mild to Moderate Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
significantly greater amounts of viral nucleic acid are detected in children younger than 5 years."
Age-Related Differences in Nasopharyngeal SARS-CoV-2 Levels in Patients With Mild to Moderate #COVID19 via part of