According to new research published by the American CDC coronavirus is not spreading in schools. The results of the research brings into question the policy of shutting down schools prescribed by the CDC and the WHO.
New research published Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests the risk of COVID-19 spread in classrooms is relatively low, adding new questions over the continued closure of in-person education across the world.
Published in the JAMA medical journal, researchers discuss the results of several studies looking at COVID-19 exposure among children under the age of 18.
Attending close social gatherings or interacting with members outside of their households was a leading cause of infection, but in-person school attendance was not.
The investigators concluded that these data, together with the observation that rates of infection among teachers and nonteachers were generally similar, indicated that schools were not associated with accelerating community transmission.
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The results of the research brings into question the policy of shutting down schools prescribed by the CDC and the WHO.
However, this is not the only policy that has been reversed.
Recently, the WHO changed its PCR test ctiteria to cover-up false positives and cautioned experts not to rely solely on the results of a PCR test to detect the coronavirus.
The new guidance could result in significantly fewer daily cases, the false positive cases that created an environment of panic and fear which experts have been warning since last year.
It’s unclear why the health agency waited over a year to release the new directive when the medical community already advised against it.
As reported by GreatGameIndia, a German court in a landmark ruling has declared that COVID19 lockdowns imposed by the government are unconstitutional.
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