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Scientists Warn Covid Set to Grow Exponentially in U.K. Schools

  • Many schools return over next few weeks after summer vacation
  • Most U.K. children haven’t been vaccinated against coronavirus
School Readies For Return of Pupils As U.K. Prepares To Ease Lockdown
Photographer: Anthony Devlin/Bloomberg

The U.K. government’s scientific advisers said Covid-19 cases are likely to rise exponentially among children when schools resume next month after the summer holidays.

Most U.K. children haven’t been vaccinated against coronavirus and it would be “sensible” for the government to plan for “high prevalence” in schools by the end of September, according to a document dated Aug. 11 that was released on Friday by the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies.