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Covid-19 School Transmission

Covid-19 has been unprecedented, especially regarding students. Younger students that have Covid-19 are more likely to have mild cases, which results in those students being undiagnosed and potentially transmitting the virus. For this reason, schools reopening should be carefully monitored to ensure that proper precautions are taken to reduce the spread of transmission in schools.

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