Category Archives: School

The impact of unplanned school closure on children’s social contact

Gaining control of an infectious disease outbreak can require making difficult decisions, particularly when infections are human-to-human transmissible. Children are often in close physical proximity at school, have less-than-perfect hygiene behaviours and have low prior immunity to many infections. For … Continue reading

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UNICEF Covid-19 – Schools are not a driver of community transmission

School closures can lead to drastically negative outcomes for children. Data from 191 countries collected from February to September 2020 show noconsistent association between school reopening status and COVID-19 infection rates. An assessment of the role of schools in COVID-19 … Continue reading

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