Open Schools, Covid-19, and Child and Teacher Morbidity in Sweden

Open Schools, Covid-19, and Child and Teacher Morbidity in Sweden (nejm.org)

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In mid-March 2020, many countries decided to close schools in an attempt to limit the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).Sweden was one of the few countries that decided to keep preschools (generally caring for children 1 to 6 years of age) and schools (with children 7 to 16 years of age) open. Here, we present data from Sweden on Covid-19 among children 1 to 16 years of age and their teachers. In Sweden, Covid-19 was prevalent in the community during the spring of 2020. Social distancing was encouraged in Sweden, but wearing face masks was not.

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