It is reported that an elementary school teacher teaches without vaccination and no mask, and 'half of the grade' is infected with the new corona, and the infection spreads to the families of children.

On August 27, 2021, a teacher who had not been vaccinated with the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) at an elementary school in California often took off his mask and taught for two days, resulting in out of 24 students in the class. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that 12 people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2. The CDC concludes that 'outbreaks originate from unvaccinated teachers' and calls for the importance of vaccination of educators who come into contact with children who cannot be vaccinated due to age requirements.

Outbreak Associated with SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant in an Elementary School — Marin County, California, May–June 2021 | MMWR

On May 25, 2021, the Marin County Public Health Service (MCPH) in California said, 'Unvaccinated teachers working at elementary schools in the jurisdiction tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on May 23. It turned out to be '.' Although the teacher had symptoms on May 19, he continued to work until he was examined on May 21. Also, although the school was required to wear a mask, the teacher did not wear a mask when reading aloud in class. As a result, COVID-19 symptoms have been reported one after another among students, other staff, parents of students and siblings at this elementary school since the 23rd.

To understand the situation, of the 24 students in the class taught by the teacher, 22 students who were not eligible for vaccination due to age requirements were tested for SARS-CoV-2 and 12 found. It was positive. In particular, the closer the student is to the podium, the higher the probability of infection, and the incidence rate in the front two rows of seats reached 80% (8 out of 10). On the other hand, 4 out of 14 people were positive in the 3 rows of seats behind the classroom, with a 28% incidence.

The school also reported positive reactions in 6 out of 18 students of another grade, and 8 additional cases, including the student's parents and siblings. As a result, the final number of infected people was 27, including the teachers mentioned above. Of the 27 people, 22 are complaining of COVID-19 symptoms. In addition, all 18 genome-analyzed specimens have been identified as

SARS-CoV-2 delta variants.

In Japan, this elementary school has a total of 205 students and 24 staff from Pre-Kindergarten , which is equivalent to a nursery school child, to 8th grade, and each grade has 20 to 25 students in one class. Consists of.

In addition to the above-mentioned instructions on how to wear masks, the school will place all desks at 6-foot intervals, install portable particle filters in all classrooms, and open classroom doors and windows. I was taking measures such as leaving the door. In addition, all staff except the two teachers, including the one who initially tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, were vaccinated.

The CDC, which analyzed the findings, said, 'The COVID-19 epidemic in this case originated from unvaccinated teachers, so school staff in close contact indoors with unvaccinated children. The importance of vaccination has been highlighted, and the delta variant is highly infectious and can spread rapidly among unvaccinated young children. Was also confirmed. '

On top of that, the CDC said, 'Unvaccinated is a factor that increases the risk of SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks in schools, especially new mutant outbreaks. This risk can be mitigated by implementing preventative measures, 'he emphasized the importance of vaccination and other infection prevention.

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