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This section is a collection of research studies related to children and COVID-19. The list is far from exhaustive but provides readers with information posted on our website that has been published globally regarding children’s infection, symptoms and transmission of COVID-19. 

Limited secondary transmission of SARS-COV2 in child care programs — Rhode Island, June 1–July 31, 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 21 August 2020

Children and COVID-19: State data report
Children’s Hospital Association & American Academy of Pediatric Medicine, 30 July 2020

Age-related differences in nasopharyngeal severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (Sars-Cov-2) levels in patients with mild to moderate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
JAMA Pediatrics, 30 July 2020

Rapid review: What is the specific role of daycares and schools in COVID-19 transmission?
McMaster University, 24 July 2020

School openings across the globe suggest ways to keep coronavirus at bay, despite outbreaks
Science Mag, 7 July 2020

Neurologic and radiographic findings associated with COVID-19 infection in children
American Medical Association/ JAMA Neurology, 1 July 2020

Children and COVID-19
Government of the Netherlands/ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Updated July 2020

Understanding the age divide in COVID-19: Why are children overwhelmingly spared?
American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, 25 June 2020

Addressing the indirect effects of COVID-19 on the health of children and young people
Canadian Medical Association Journal, 24 June 2020

Covid-19: Researchers question policy of closing schools after finding under 20s have low susceptibility to virus
British Medical Journal, 17 June 2020

COVID-19: Recommendations for school reopening
Hospital for Sick Children, 17 June 2020

COVID-19 is “very different” in young kids versus adults
The Scientist, 16 June 2020

Why children avoid the worst coronavirus complications might lie in their arteries
Nature, 11 June 2020

Can children transmit the new coronavirus to other people?
Full Fact, 19 May 2020

Systematic review of COVID-19 in children shows milder cases and a better prognosis than adults
Acta Paediatrica, 20 May 2020

Children are unlikely to be the main drivers of the COVID-19 pandemic - A systematic review
Acta Paediatrica, 19 May 2020

COVID-19 in children and the dynamics of infection in families
Pediatrics, 12 May 2020

Should schools reopen? Kids’ role in pandemic still a mystery
Science, 4 May 2020

UK overview of scientific advice and information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Government of UK, May 2020

Summary: What is the evidence for transmission of COVID-19 by children [or in schools]?
Usher Network for COVID-19 Evidence Reviews, 6 May 2020

No evidence of secondary transmission of COVID-19 from children attending school in Ireland, 2020
Euro Surveill, May 2020

The role of children in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), 1st update - a rapid review
Norweigan Institute of Public Health, 30 April 2020

Impact of school closures for COVID-19 on the US health-care workforce and net mortality: A modelling study
The Lancet, 3 April 2020

COVID-19 transmission and children: The child is not to blame
Pediatrics, 18 March 2020

Epidemiology of COVID-19 among Children in China
Pediatrics, 1 March 2020