As evidence mounts that children rarely get ill from Covid-19 and their role in passing on the virus is inconclusive, it may be that the greatest risk to children in SA are the adults who’re keeping schools closed and school feeding schemes on ice.

A group of paediatricians called “Don’t Forget the Bubbles” (DFTB), along with the UK Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health, have reviewed 129 studies on children and Covid-19, and concluded that more than 99% of them aren’t at risk of developing severe illness and complications from the virus...

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