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Arkansas Granny

(31,624 posts)
Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:07 PM Jul 2020

Report: Coronavirus infected scores of children and staff at Georgia sleep-away camp

A new report suggests that children of all ages are susceptible to coronavirus infection and may also spread it to others — a finding likely to intensify an already fraught discussion about the risks of sending children back to school this fall.

The analysis, released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, details an outbreak at a sleep-away camp in Georgia last month in which 260 children and staffers — more than three-quarters of the 344 tested — contracted the virus less than a week after spending time together in close quarters. The children had a median age of 12. The camp had required all 597 campers and staff members to provide documentation that they had tested negative for the virus before coming. Staff were required to wear masks, but children were not.

While similar clusters have occurred around funerals, weddings, teenage parties and adult gatherings throughout the pandemic, few super-spreading events have been documented among children.

The report is likely to add fuel to an already polarizing nationwide discussion about whether sending children back to crowded school buildings is worth the risk, in large part because so little data has been available about children’s vulnerability to the infection and their ability to transmit the virus.


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Report: Coronavirus infected scores of children and staff at Georgia sleep-away camp (Original Post) Arkansas Granny Jul 2020 OP
Here's a link to the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weeky Report (MMWR) lapucelle Jul 2020 #1
Thanks. A lot of info there. Arkansas Granny Jul 2020 #2
Good job, Kempie! keithbvadu2 Aug 2020 #3
Sadly qwlauren35 Aug 2020 #4


(19,228 posts)
1. Here's a link to the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weeky Report (MMWR)
Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:33 PM
Jul 2020

This is extremely troubling.

SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Infection Among Attendees of an Overnight Camp — Georgia, June 2020



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4. Sadly
Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:17 AM
Aug 2020

Unless at least 3% of the children die, and 10% are hospitalized, it will be fodder for the "They'll get over it like the common cold" people.

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