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US modelling study estimates impact of school closures for COVID-19 on US health-care workforce and associated mortality

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US policymakers considering physical distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 face a difficult trade-off between closing schools to reduce transmission and new cases, and potential health-care worker absenteeism due to additional childcare needs that could ultimately increase mortality from COVID-19, according to new modelling research.

Source: ScienceDaily.com