But school means more to older children

By Ruhi Kandhari in BFO #333, 23 Jul, 21

It has been 18 months since the pandemic hit and on Wednesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the apex body responsible for coordinating India’s pandemic policies, suggested that the younger children can start heading back to primary school. 

The only condition that ICMR laid out was that the adult staff at the school be vaccinated. The rationale from a medical standpoint is that younger children are less likely to fall severely sick as compared to adults and older children.