Kritische Blicke auf die Coronakrise und ihre Folgen
Kritische Blicke auf die Coronakrise und ihre Folgen

Schools & Daycare

Statement of German professional associations for pediatrics on the closures of schools and day-care centres

Peter Walger u.a.: Kinder und Jugendliche in der Covid-19-Pandemie: Schulen und Kitas sollen wieder geöffnet werden, 19 May 2020

 

 

There is increasing evidence worldwide that children and adolescents rarely contract the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection and only transmit the pathogen to other people to a small extent. As a result, the inclusion of schools and day-care centres in the lockdown seems inappropriate, especially since these restrictions have considerable disadvantages for those affected. For this reason, the authors of the professional associations call for the immediate re-opening of schools and day-care centres.

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