Tangled Metal wrote:.....
Certainly if schools were that hotbed of virus propagation then they'd have sorted out a better home schooling system I reckon. The fact all years have been encouraged back doesn't support the higher risk status imho. But then I'm no more an expert than the people expressing the virus hotbed idea.....
I've not read the detail nor looked into the sources but
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/independent-sage-coronavirus-infection-schools-b1762906.html wrote:Coronavirus: Scientists call for action after 50-fold rise in infections in schools
Teenagers aged 11-16 are now the age group with the highest levels of infection in England, and one in ten are reported to be off school either because of confirmed or suspected coronavirus or because they have been in contact with a potentially contagious person.
While many teens show no symptoms from Covid-19, the Independent Sage group warned that they risk bringing the virus home to parents and grandparents, who are more vulnerable to developing serious health problems.