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Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Infections Among Students, Teachers, and Household Members During Lockdown and Split Classes in Berlin, Germany

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Accepted for Publication: July 27, 2021.

Published: September 28, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.27168

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

Corresponding Author: Welmoed van Loon, MSc, Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany (welmoed.vanloon@charite.de).

Author Contributions: Ms van Loon had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

Concept and design: van Loon, Theuring, Hommes, Mall, Kurth, Mockenhaupt.

Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: van Loon, Theuring, Hommes, Seybold, Kurth, Mockenhaupt.

Drafting of the manuscript: van Loon, Mockenhaupt.

Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.

Statistical analysis: van Loon, Kurth, Mockenhaupt.

Obtained funding: Mockenhaupt.

Administrative, technical, or material support: Hommes, Mall, Seybold, Mockenhaupt.

Supervision: Seybold, Kurth, Mockenhaupt.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Kurth reported receiving research funds from the German Joint Committee and the German Ministry of Health and having received personal compensation from Eli Lilly and Company, Teva, TotalEnergies SE, and BMJ. No other disclosures were reported.

Funding/Support: This study was supported by the Senate of Berlin.

Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The Senate of Berlin had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.

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