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Schools may see a burst of the common cold when they reopen – STAT – STAT

In Hong Kong, kids may have been more susceptible to the common cold because they’ve had fewer exposures outside their households.



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A curious thing happened when Hong Kong reopened schools after closing them because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It bears watching here.
Hong Kong closed its schools to in-person learning from late January 2020 to late May and then again in early July, when more Covid cases were detected. Within a few weeks of schools reopening in October, they started to see large numbers of kids getting sick, despite mandatory mask-wearing, additional spacing between desks, and other measures to lower the risk of…

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