Children May Be 'Important Drivers' in Coronavirus Spread, Scientists Say






The team said their study was limited because they were looking for the virus's genetic material from the samples, rather than the infectious virus. But they said past studies have shown scientists are better able to culture the virus in a lab from samples containing more genetic material.

Children may therefore potentially be "important drivers" in the spread of the coronavirus in the general population, they said, as is the case with respiratory syncytial virus where this group carry higher viral loads and are more likely to pass it on.