CBC News- Dr. Nisha Thampi understands parents’ reticence about the return to class. The medical director of infection prevention and control at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa is both a pediatric infectious disease physician and a mother.

She said she’s been encouraged, though, by recent study results that give more insight into children’s risk of contracting the illness and of spreading it to others.

“It is with more information around the risk of transmission and infection that we can inform the policies for school setting and other community settings,” said Thampi.


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