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Covid-19 in kids

Association between living with children and outcomes from COVID-19: an OpenSAFELY cohort study of 12 million adults in England

“For adults living with children there is no evidence of an increased risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes. These findings have implications for determining the benefit-harm balance of children attending school in the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Covid-19 transmission

COVID-19 Infections Among Students and Staff in New York City Public Schools

COVID-19 Infections Among Students and Staff in New York City Public Schools
In-person learning in NYC public schools was not associated with increased prevalence or incidence of COVID-19 infection

Transmission of COVID-19 in Children and Youths During 3 Waves of Outbreaks

Transmission of COVID-19 in Children and Youths During 3 Waves of Outbreaks
Households and not schools were the major route of transmission among children and youths with COVID-19 in Hong Kong.

COVID-19 Transmission and the role of children in the spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 Transmission and the role of children in the spread of COVID-19
The role of children in the transmission of infection is less prominent than that of adults: children are less susceptible than adults

The role of schools in driving spread of the Covid-19 virus in the community

The role of schools in driving spread of the Covid-19 virus in the community
No significant evidence that schools are playing a significant role in driving the spread of the Covid-19 disease in the community.
Face coverings

Undesirable side effects in everyday use of face masks

Undesirable side effects in everyday use of face masks
Extended mask-wearing by the general population could lead to relevant effects and consequences in many medical fields.

Results of a Germany-wide registry on face mask in children

Results of a Germany-wide registry on face mask in children
Impairments caused by wearing the mask were reported by 68% of the parents. These included: irritability (60%), headache (53%), difficulty concentrating (50%)…

Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19

Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19
There is only limited and inconsistent scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of masking of healthy people in the community to prevent infection with respiratory viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.

The implications of face masks for babies and families

The implications of face masks for babies and families
The potential negative effects of masks on long-term development related to human connection and attachment.
Mental Health

Impacts of lockdown on the mental health of children

Impacts of lockdown on the mental health of children
Young people, in particular teenagers, in the UK are feeling more anxious than they did before the outbreak.

Impact on Young People with Mental Health Needs

Impact on Young People with Mental Health Needs
67% believed that the pandemic will have a long-term negative effect on their mental health.

Mental health of children during pandemic

Mental health of children during pandemic
Early data raised concerns about suicides among young people aged under 18 years during the first lockdown.

How safe are our children? NSPCC 2020 report

How safe are our children? NSPCC 2020 report
Many of the risk factors associated with abuse and neglect have been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.