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Coronavirus UK: Are children at risk of infection? Expert warns 'we just don't understand'

Coronavirus UK: Are children at risk of infection? Expert warns 'we just don't understand' 1

Professor Lipsitch predicted between 40 and 70 percent of the planet’s population could fall ill with the coronavirus.

He said: “It is, but an important qualifier is that I expect 40 to 70 percent of adults to be infected.

“We just don’t understand whether children are getting infected at low rates or just not showing very strong symptoms.

“So I don’t want to make assumptions about children until we know more.

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“That number also assumes that we don’t put in place effective, long-term countermeasures, like social distancing for months at a time which, I think, is a fair assumption.

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