New Chinese research may point to possible role of children in coronavirus spread

Children tend to get less severe symptoms when they contract Covid-19 and cases can be harder to detect than in adults, new research in China has found, as health experts, parents and officials weigh the risks of sending their kids to school.A study of 36 cases in children in the eastern province of Zhejiang found that 10 – or 28 per cent – had no symptoms, while seven had mild upper respiratory symptoms, according to a paper published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Wednesday.Separate…