"If there's one thing we learn from history, it's that we don't learn from history" A new study from India looks at #COVID19 contact tracing And now reported, "[children] transmitted the virus at rates similar to the rest of the population" πŸ€” 1/10
Largest study of COVID-19 transmission highlights essential role of super-spreaders
This story is fascinating, not only for its findings about COVID-19 super-spreaders and transmission among children, but also for its details about the remarkable success some states in India have had with contact tracing. Via
In the biggest COVID-19 study yet conducted, researchers in India find strong evidence of super-spreading and signs that children transmit the virus no less efficiently than adults
A new study out of India examined data from 575,071 people who were tested for COVID-19 after coming into contact with 84,965 infected people. It found that just *8% of people with COVID-19* accounted for 60% of the new infections
This large study of #COVID19 transmission shows that kids can spread the disease, and that some people are super spreaders.
The study also found that although children younger than 17 were the least likely to die of COVID-19, they transmitted the virus at rates similar to the rest of the population. Children ages 5 - 17 passed the virus to 18% of close contacts their own age.
Largest study of COVID-19 transmission highlights essential role of Study indicates children as effective transmitters of virus as adults? #COVID19
Largest study of COVID-19 transmission highlights essential role of super-spreaders
Brilliant job of contact tracing by #TamilNadu and #AndhraPradesh governments leads to world's largest study of COVID-19 transmission. Well worth reading.
Largest study of #COVID19 transmission highlights essential role of super-spreaders. It also suggests that children are more efficient transmitters of the #coronavirus than widely believed, by via #GlobalHealth
Largest study of COVID-19 transmission highlights essential role of super-spreaders
In #COVID19 transmission, super-spreader events are the norm, not the exception, in India--and likely in the US, as well (as in #Sturgis motorcycle rally and large unmasked campaign rallies) via
Largest study of COVID-19 transmission highlights essential role of super-spreaders
"Children ages 5 to 17 passed the virus to 18% of close contacts their own age."
This makes a lot of sense to me. Some PCR+ samples have literally a MILLION-fold more virus than others. They are probably shedding virus like crazy! Largest study of COVID-19 transmission highlights essential role of super-spreaders