Children are not COVID super spreaders: time to go back to school

BMJ Journals. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4317-0742Alasdair P S Munro1,2, Saul N Faust1,2 Correspondence to Dr Alasdair P S Munro, NIHR Southampton Clinical Research Facility and NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK; a.munro@soton.ac.uk Since the first reports of SARS-CoV-2 infections in China, doctors, parents and policy-makers have been aware that…

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Covid-19 vaccines for children: hypothetical benefits do not outweigh risks

OPINION- Elia Abi-Jaoude, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, ON, Canada Peter Doshi, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore Claudina Michal-Teitelbaum, Preventive Medicine, Independent Researcher, Lyon, France   As the majority of adults in multiple rich western countries have now received at least one dose of a covid-19…

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Covid-19: Do many people have pre-existing immunity?

It seemed a truth universally acknowledged that the human population had no pre-existing immunity to SARS-CoV-2, but is that actually the case? Peter Doshi explores the emerging research on immunological responses Even in local areas that have experienced some of the greatest rises in excess deaths during the covid-19 pandemic, serological surveys since the peak…

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EDITORIAL: Thrombosis after covid-19 vaccination

These rare events must not derail vaccination efforts Despite early confusion over efficacy and the initial paucity of data in older age groups,1 the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine (ChAdOx1) has been shown to be highly effective, especially at preventing severe disease and death from covid-19, even after a single dose.2 Without the AstraZeneca vaccine it is doubtful…

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