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What’s the infection rate of Covid-19 in children?

What’s the rate of infection of Covid-19 amongst children?

Researchers at the Oxford Vaccine Group, part of the University of Oxford, want to find out what percentage of children in England have Covid-19 antibodies to get a sense of how many children are getting infected with the virus and how they might spread it.

Newsnight has been given exclusive access to their first results. Researchers found 3 to 4 per cent of children tested positive for antibodies, showing they have had the virus. Fewer than 10% with detectable antibodies had any symptoms.

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