Children 'half as likely as adults' to catch SARS-CoV-2

But, a systematic review finds, the infectivity of children remains unclear as there's a dearth of studies

Children and teenagers have less than half the odds of being infected with the coronavirus compared with people over 20, according to an analysis of contact tracing and population studies.

Infectivity among minors, however, remains unclear, particularly in schools and early learning settings, because there are mixed findings about the rates of adult-to-child and child-to-child spread, international researchers say.

The team, which included infectious diseases specialists Professor Robert Booy and Dr Archana Koirala from the University of