Asymptomatic Children May Carry Coronavirus for Weeks

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  • A new study reveals that children can carry large amounts of the coronavirus in their respiratory tract for weeks
  • Doctors at the Children's National Hospital in Washington, DC say infected children can carry and spread the coronavirus for several weeks, even while asymptomatic
  • According to the study, one-fifth of the asymptomatic children and about half of the symptomatic patients were still passing the coronavirus up to three weeks after the initial infection
  • Furthermore, the study found much more viral load of the SARS-CoV2 virus in children than in adults with severe disease
  • These findings come as health experts and governments debate the safety of reopening schools