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The process of shutting down schools relates to what we know from influenza, which is that while COVID-19 doesn’t create serious disease in children it’s likely it does infect them and that children are spreaders and in influenza – they are are called super spreaders – and for some reason with influenza children share the virus and spread it a lot.

So while they are not getting sick with it, they might be spreading it so that’s why they are focussing on schools, but we still don’t know enough and in Australia we are not testing enough to really understand what’s happening with young people.

Last Reviewed: 06/07/2020

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