Children are HALF as susceptible to Covid-19 as adults and a third less likely to infect others, scientists confirm

Adults are more than twice as susceptible to coronavirus compared to children, a study has found.

Inhabitants of 637 households in the Israeli city of Bnei Brak were tested for Covid-19 in 2020’s first wave and the data was put into a statistical model.

It found children are 43 per cent as susceptible to Covid-19 infection as over-20s and children are 37 per cent less infectious.

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