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On the Value of COVID-19 Testing for Children Beyond the Spring of 2021

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As we pass the 1-year anniversary of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, an analysis by Moghadas and colleagues1 considers the value of frequent testing of schoolchildren in reducing community transmission rates. Certainly, the US and many countries find themselves in a stronger position than they were in 2020. In the US, the pace of vaccinations is increasing, and hospitalizations are now declining in most regions. This will lead some to wonder what value school-based testing can bring in the coming months, particularly during the 2021 to 2022 academic year.

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Article Information

Published: April 23, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.7850

Open Access: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the CC-BY License. © 2021 Rubin D et al. JAMA Network Open.

Corresponding Author: David Rubin, MD, MSCE, PolicyLab, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2716 South St, Roberts Bldg, CHOP North, Ste 10123, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (rubin@chop.edu).

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Coffin reported being a member of a data safety monitoring board for Clostridium difficile therapy research done by Merck & Co and serving as an advisor to Genentech about pediatric therapies for COVID. No other disclosures were reported.

References
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Moghadas  SM , Fitzpatrick  MC , Shoukat  A , Zhang  K , Galvani  AP .  Simulated identification of silent COVID-19 infections among children and estimated future infection rates with vaccination.   JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(4):e217097. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.7097Google Scholar
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Murray  CJL , Piot  P .  The potential future of the COVID-19 pandemic: will SARS-CoV-2 become a recurrent seasonal infection?   JAMA. Published online March 3, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.2828PubMedGoogle Scholar
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Paltiel  AD , Zheng  A , Walensky  RP .  Assessment of SARS-CoV-2 screening strategies to permit the safe reopening of college campuses in the United States.   JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(7):e2016818. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.16818PubMedGoogle Scholar
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