Countries like the UK that have closed schools to help stop the spread of coronavirus should ask hard questions about whether this is now the right policy, says one team of scientists.
The University College London team says keeping pupils off has little impact, even with other lockdown measures.
But a scientist whose work has informed the UK strategy insists school closures play an important role.
The government has said it will review its coronavirus policies after Easter.
While children can catch coronavirus, they rarely get severe symptoms.
But they can still spread the infection, which is why many countries have closed schools.
What does the research show?
The research, published in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, looked at 16 studies – some based on the spread of coronavirus, and others on seasonal flu and the 2003 Sars outbreak. The…
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