(Vancouver) The risk of infection in schools with COVID-19 is no higher than the normal environment of everyday life in the community, according to a study by the Canadian government team COVID-19 Immunization (GDIC).
BC Researchers at Children’s Hospital, British Columbia University (UPC) and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority investigated COVID-19 cases among staff working in the Vancouver School District.
The research team tested school staff for antibodies, indicating a previous infection, to determine how many of them were already infected with the virus.
Of the 1,556 people for whom blood samples were analyzed, 2.3% tested positive for antibodies. This percentage is comparable to the number of infections in a reference group made up of blood donors, whose age, gender, and area of residence correspond to those of the study group.
The results confirm that corona virus infection is low among school staff.
To tr Pascal LaVoy, the lead researcher in the study, demonstrates that these findings are not related to the risk of transmitting COVID-19 directly to teaching staff if appropriate mitigation strategies are in place. Compared to the general population working in classes.
According to him, some teachers and other school staff have reduced the corona virus, with many believing that they were not infected at school, but rather that the virus spread to children. Friends or relatives.
A coach, dr David Goldparp says the risk of corona virus spreading in schools is very low, even taking into account asymptomatic infections.