Level of danger for children from Covid

lol, literally I agree now :wink:

My point was there is still a significant risk…even to an elder relative life…not what that teacher said.

I’ve always been skeptical with the ‘asymptomatic’ claim.
Here are some studies:

A study on infectivity of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriers

conclusion: the infectivity of some asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriers might be weak

There were no positive tests amongst 1,174 close contacts of asymptomatic cases.

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To be fair, we do jack shit for contact tracing in the u.s., and don’t know the vector for a lot of transmissions.

Source, please? I haven’t seen anything about it.

Currently everyone who has been tested positive in Taiwan is hospitalized, symptomatic or not (This may change soon).

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I’ve seen it in Line groups - also reporting that multiple kids are positive.

I am not the best at search in Chinese but haven’t found anything related to it in actual press yet.

The pilot’s daughter. Source: news/CECC presser and press releases

See the ages of cases.



1231 is listed as Taiwanese male 0-9 years of age from May 12.

1137 as Taiwanese female 0-4 years old, diagnosed on April 30.

Nobody else that young is in the official spreadsheet. Both were listed as asymptomatic.

EDIT - I posted this before I saw Icon’s link. 1137 is the person listed in that article.

This is the typical spread involving kids.

OTOH, specific cases do disprove absolute blanket statements like the above.

I’m well versed in Covid effects in children, but what happens if they test positive? Will they be put in an isolation ward in the hospital? Or will we just need to self quarantine with them?

Both wife and I have our first jab of the vaccine so we aren’t really worried about exposure, but seeing as my kids, are of course not vaxxed I’m worried what will happen if they catch the virus.

Any idea of what the TW officials are currently doing with the children who currently have tested positive??

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They see the world at different altitudes. We’re just giants.

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Just to point out that you should not be super super confident after one jab. The efficacy of one jab is not nearly as high as two jabs, and against some variants, a single jab doesn’t look very good at all.

I’m pretty sure Pfizer and Moderna were considered to be at least 80% effective two weeks after the first dose. The issue was how long that worked a few months later if you don’t get the second dose. I don’t remember that AZ numbers, but I was pretty sure it was close to the other two

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You have to take into account variants, and also the fact that the efficacy is a range. Some people have stronger or weaker immune responses to the first jab than others, so YMMV. A study might find efficacy to be 80% on average after a first jab against a particular variant, but the range seen in individuals could be a meaningful % amount + or - that.


Also efficacy is to do with stopping transmission. A couple of weeks after the first jab and you are pretty safe from getting hospitalized.

Stopping transmission doesn’t relate to hospitalization.

? How doesn’t stopping transmission relate to hospitalization? If you have less chance of getting the virus, you have less chance of being hospitalized. Just pointing out that headlines like above make it seem like the vaccines are not working against the new variants, but all the vaccines are near 100 percent effective at stopping serious illness.


Sorry think you’re confusing different thinks. If you are vaccinated, even if you catch the virus and don’t go to the hospital, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t transmit the virus to others.

Research is still being done into how the vaccines affect transmission.

  • A growing body of evidence suggests that fully vaccinated people are less likely to have asymptomatic infection and potentially less likely to transmit SARS-CoV-2 to others. However, further investigation is ongoing.

The risks of SARS-CoV-2 infection in fully vaccinated people cannot be completely eliminated as long as there is continued community transmission of the virus. Vaccinated people could potentially still get COVID-19 and spread it to others. However, the benefits of relaxing some measures such as testing and self-quarantine requirements for travelers, post-exposure quarantine requirements and reducing social isolation may outweigh the residual risk of fully vaccinated people becoming ill with COVID-19 or transmitting the virus to others.