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Reopening schools in brazil during pandemic

JAMA Health Forum

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What The Study Did: In this cross-sectional study of 643 Brazilian municipalities including 18,761 schools, on average, there was no systematic association between school reopening and COVID-19 case rates or mortality in São Paulo State up to 12 weeks after reopening, which was also the case for schools in the most vulnerable conditions.

Authors: Guilherme Lichand, Ph.D., of the University of Zurich, is the corresponding author.

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