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Sun Aug 22, 2021, 10:03 AM

Israel launches Covid antibody tests for children as young as 3

Israel on Sunday launched antibody testing for children aged as young as three, seeking information on the number of unvaccinated youths who have developed protection against coronavirus ahead of the new school year. .

The national serological survey is focused on pupils between the ages of three and 12 who are not yet eligible for the jab, nearly 1.5 million children.

It is aimed at discovering how many children developed strong antibody protection against coronavirus after having an unrecorded or latent case, according to the education ministry.

Those children with sufficient antibodies will not be forced to quarantine when exposed to a COVID patient, a move aimed at limiting school-year disruptions.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-08-israel-covid-antibody-children-young.amp

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Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 10:22 AM

1. It is somewhat disappointing that the U.S. isn't the one leading the charge on things like this.

It also seems we are not as good as we should be in tracking the statistics of breakthrough infections in the fully vaccinated, and how many of those have serious events.

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Sun Aug 22, 2021, 11:30 AM

2. Agreed.

I think the CDC's sudden change in how it discusses natural immunity, has hurt the US vaccination rate.

Their studies acknowledge it, but the PR does not.

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