April 16, 2024

COVID19: Children “Silent Super Spreader” for Coronavirus, Study backs

Children can be the reason for the community spread of coronavirus.

A study published in the journal of pediatrics has come up with a new coronavirus update. It states that as children have a low number of immune receptors for SARS-COV2, the virus which causes COVID19, they don’t get seriously ill or become infected, but they carry loads of virus and can spread it to others.

Children can be the reason for the community spread of coronavirus. As they don’t carry severe symptoms of exposure, they may not aware of themselves already infected by the virus and now it can be spread to adults around them.

Meanwhile, the study casts doubt over the claim of state department decisions to reopen schools shortly. 

COVID19 is spreading silently now, being an asymptomatic spreader, it enfeebles the ground over which health officials claim that they soon are getting free from the pandemic.

Studies are conducted by researchers in Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the US. The experiment result shows that out of 192 children ages 0-22, 49 children tested positive for SARS-COV2 while 18 children show illness a little later.

The result shows that infected children have the highest level of viruses in their airways than hospitalized ICU’s for COVID19 treatment.

This spread of infection in children is the implications of reopening schools, daycare centers, and other places where close interaction of a high population of children, their teachers, and other staff members taking place.

Children can also be the potential spreader of coronavirus. We should not discount this fact.

“During this COVID-19 pandemic, we have mainly screened symptomatic subjects, so we have reached the erroneous conclusion that the vast majority of people infected are adults. However, our results show that kids are not protected against this virus. We should not discount children as potential spreaders for this virus,” – Alessio Fasano, Director, Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center, MGH.

Amid search for coronavirus vaccine, the global competency has taken its face into various research and study.  A recent claim by Russia about the successful trial of the COVID vaccine,  still not ensures a final solution.

Some suggest the example of Newzealand, which got free from COVID. But on a day next to news, the country registers a new case of COVID infection. It reiterates the fact that it is a global pandemic, and the poor state of health administration all over the world shows the actual need of the time. No need to be an expedient just to fetch credit for making the so-called COVID vaccine.

Source: Massachusetts General Hospital. “Researchers show children are silent spreaders of virus that causes COVID-19: Comprehensive pediatric study examines viral load, immune response, and hyper inflammation in pediatric COVID-19.” ScienceDaily.

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