Asymptomatic children can transfer COVID-19 to adults, research has been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A new CDC study published on Friday traced 184 students, teachers and family members connected to three daycare centers in Salt Lake City, UT between April 1 and July 10.
Doctors and researchers note that children are less likely to be seriously affected by coronaviruses than their adult counterparts. However, many experts have claimed that infected children will be able to spread the virus to adults, even if they do not show symptoms. The new CDC study confirms that theory.
During a three-month CDC study, 12 out of 110 children eventually tested positive for the virus. Nine showed mild symptoms, while three showed no symptoms.
Testing showed that six of the 28 observed teachers also contracted the virus.
A new CDC study published on Friday confirmed that asymptomatic children can transmit COVID-19 to adults.
Due to this study, schools and daycare centers across the country are reopening by the end of summer. Stock image
In-depth contact tracing confirmed that 18 infected teachers and students then spread COVID-19 to at least 12 of the 46 family members participating in the study.
Six mothers became infected with COVID-19 – one of which required hospitalization.
Due to this study, schools and daycare centers across the country are reopening by the end of summer.
The study comes after reports that at least four teachers in three states have died of COVID-19 complications since the start of the 2020-2021 academic year.
Among the teacher casualties since the start of the academic year was primary school teacher Demetria ‘Demi’ 28, Bannister, who died on Monday, three days after suffering from the virus.
The district said that on August 28, a teacher was at Windsor Elementary School in Bannister Columbia for a work day before classes would resume, but that was his last day at school.
She began teaching remotely three days later and the symptoms did not appear when she was in the school building.
28-year-old Bannister, a South Carolina third-grade teacher, Demetria ‘Demi’, died on Monday, three days after being diagnosed with a coronavirus.
It is unclear how many teachers in the US have become ill with COVID-19 since the new school year began, but Mississippi alone reported 604 cases among school teachers and staff.
Randy Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said that schools need guidelines such as strict social security regulations to mandatorily cover the face and reopen safely.
‘If community prevalence is as high as it is in Missouri and Mississippi, if you don’t have the testing infrastructure, and if you don’t have security measures that prevent the spread of the virus at school, we believe You can’t reopen in person, ‘Vengarten said.
Nakoma James, 42, taught in a middle school and helped coach high school football. He died on August 6 during the first week of classes from coronavirus complications
Mississippi history teacher Tom Slade died on Sunday. Slade was teaching the person when the academic year began on August 6, but he began to quarantine after coming in contact with someone who was positive at a church meeting. His last day of teaching was August 21
AshLee DeMarinis was just 34 when she died on Sunday after three weeks in hospital. He gave social skills and special education at John Evans Middle School in Potosi, Missouri
The start of the new school year brought with it new fatalities, two alone in Mississippi.
In Oxford, Mississippi, 42-year-old Nkoma James taught in a middle school and helped coach high school football.
He said he died on Aug. 6 during the first week of classes, but self-aggression occurred when teachers and students returned to the classroom, Lafayette County School District Superintendent Adam Pugh said.
Meanwhile, history teacher Tom Slade, also from Mississippi, died of pneumonia Sunday due to coronovirus.
When the academic year began on August 6, Slade was teaching in-person, Principal Raina Holmes said, but she started quarantining after coming in contact with someone who was positive at a church meeting.
His last day of teaching was August 21.
On the same day, 34-year-old teacher Ashlee Demarinis from COVID-19 died after three weeks in the hospital.
He gave social skills and special education at John Evans Middle School in Potosi, Missouri, about 70 miles southwest of St. Louis.
In Potosi, person-to-person classes began on 24 August.
DeMarinis was already hospitalized by then, but her sister Jennifer Heisenbut said she had been preparing for school a few weeks beforehand.
Superintendent of Police Alex McCall said he had no contact with any teacher, student or employee.
School districts and state officials have struggled to find the right balance with coronovirus precautions with some schools already being forced to learn online within the first week of returning to classrooms.
According to the Washington Post, a school in Georgia had to send hundreds home to quarantine after just one day on a prep school campus.
In the second district, 900 children and staff had to leave after being exposed to coronovirus in the first week.
In New York City, two public school teachers tested positive on Tuesday in the Brooklyn School District.
The results came just one day after teachers and other staff returned to the school building before the start date of September 21.
School districts and state officials have struggled to find the right balance with coronovirus precautions with some schools already being forced to learn online within the first week of returning to classrooms. Stock image