Study of schools: children act rather than the pads of the infection

the spread of The Coronavirus in kindergartens, schools and families has been overstated, apparently. A study by the Medical faculty of the Technical University

Study of schools: children act rather than the pads of the infection

the spread of The Coronavirus in kindergartens, schools and families has been overstated, apparently. A study by the Medical faculty of the Technical University of Dresden, which have been tested for since the re-opening of the schools in Saxony in the spring of more than 2000 students and teachers on anti-body, provided no evidence that the Virus is widespread in schools, particularly quickly, nor that it will be transferred by way of a children particularly often. "Rather, the opposite is the case," said study leader Reinhard Berner, Director of the polyclinic for children and youth medicine of the Dresden University hospital. "Children act rather than the pads of the infection. Not every infection that comes with them, will also be passed on.“

Stefan Locke

a correspondent for Saxony and Thuringia, based in Dresden.

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in Addition, doctors found that the rate of Immunization against Corona "is significantly lower than predicted". In only twelve of the 2045 examined blood doubt have samples free of antibody against the SARS-CoV-2-Virus detected, said Berner. "The Immunization rate is in the group of study participants well below one per cent and more below what we had expected." The immunization rate is today not higher than at the beginning of the pandemic in March.

samples of 13 schools

At the same time, researchers in schools in which there was at least a confirmed Corona case have been able to ascertain, no further spread. Students and teachers of these institutions are not disproportionately more antibodies were undetectable. "This suggests that schools have not developed to Hotspots," said Berner.

Saxony had begun in mid-April as the first state after the Lockdown again with a restricted control operation of schools. Because there was a lack, however, Knowledge about the Spread of the Virus, had ordered the Ministry of education in Dresden, Germany, to accompany the school opening scientific.

For your sample, researchers chose 13 schools in the country from the circles of Bautzen and Görlitz as well as in the city of Dresden. A total of around 1500 pupils between the ages of 14 and 18 years of age and 500 teachers between 30 and 66 years, were studied. In some of the schools had previously tested positive for Corona cases, in addition, five participants stated that they had been infected with Corona. In a further 24 households from the group of participants, a family had previously been member tested positive.

in addition to the five participants who knew of their infection, only seven were tested more positive, speak for a much lower dark section as adopted, the Bernese. In addition, the results provided evidence that the Virus is not transmitted in families as dynamic as expected. Only one of the participants from the 24 households with a known Corona-infection showed in the Test anti body. "This means that the largest part of the school children, in spite of the infection, and if in the budget itself are not infectious," said Berner. "This finding you have to think about if to decide on the measures of the contact restriction is new."

Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 10:20

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