How much would you say that having one or more young, unvaccinated children (0-11 year olds) in the household increases the household’s risk for COVID?
Well, luckily we have some empirical data on that.
A massive BMJ study of 12 million people from the UK found that the increase in COVID risk is a whopping 0.01%-0.05% in the household if you’ve got a child 0-11 in the household. The numbers are similar to those living with 12-18 year olds.
Not only were increases in COVID very small, but this did not translate into materially increased risk of COVID-19 mortality.
Can we perhaps stop treating children as second-class vectors of spread? When will their social, educational and emotional needs matter enough to be paramount again?