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?

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