Statement of German professional associations for pediatrics on the closures of schools and day-care centres
Peter Walger et al.: Kinder und Jugendliche in der Covid-19-Pandemie: Schulen und Kitas sollen wieder geöffnet werden, May 19, 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.