Transcript for Good news about day care centers and COVID-19
Latest numbers from John Hopkins. The world now on the verge of 39 million confirmed cases of coronavirus globally. The U.S. The hardest hit about to cross that 8 million mark and now more than 217,000 lives lost. Cases surging in nearly 40 states across the country. We've all been focussed on back to school. Children doing a lot of in-person learning. You have some good news. That's right. Daycare centers and covid-19. We need all the good news we this is a recent study done by Yale researchers published in the journal of pediatrics. They looked at over 57,000 daycare providers across the country and found out what they were doing when the centers were opened and when they were shuttered at the peak of the pandemic in the spring. Their findings suggest that staff and providers were not at increased risk of becoming infected by covid-19. Doesn't mean they were protected, but they didn't get it at higher amounts than people out in the community as long as the daycare centers took aggressive measures. They didn't see a higher rate. Caveat, the results don't necessarily apply to schools. We need to study those populations. Definitely good news for daycare centers. What does that mean for the kids? I don't want to misinterpret what we're seeing. This is not to say that children are not becoming infected, but we have to worry about the staff and providers and the adults taking care of children. As we heard before, daycare, child care critical not just for health but for our economy as well. Dr. Ashton, thank you. We'll see you throughout the
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