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No, we shouldn't worry too much about getting COVID from young kids

By Philip Britton, Senior lecturer, Child and Adolescent Health, University of Sydney
Archana Koirala, Paediatrician and Infectious Diseases Specialist, University of Sydney
Phoebe Williams, Paediatrician & Infectious Diseases Physician; Senior Lecturer & NHMRC Fellow., University of Sydney
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Very high vaccination rates in Australia are ensuring community COVID transmission is decreasing.

Vaccines markedly reduce severe disease and death. Our health-care systems are more able to cope because fewer new cases are requiring admission to hospital and ICU.

But, children under 12 years of age aren’t yet eligible for vaccination and some people are asking whether children are going to become a reservoir…The Conversation

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