“Most of the transmission to children was from a family member, an adult, a child, in the family’s close-contact situations. ”
Henry says that this trend seems to apply to children under the age of 10 years. As children grow into adolescence, they seem to respond to COVID-19 more as young adults.
She said that the study is reassuring that B. C. continues with the reopening of schools and that, although some of the children in B. C. were tested positive for the virus, none of these cases were related to the school system.
“It is reassuring for us, [but] it is never absolute. You do have to be careful and make sure that if your children are going out, go to school, play dates, summer camps, be sure to check them to be sure they are not sick, to keep their little groups, ” she said.