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Covid: should systematic screening be generalized in primary school?

2021-09-25T17:48:40.482Z

VERIFICATION - This is what the last report of the Scientific Council recommends, but the Minister of Education does not seem to be taking this route.



THE QUESTION

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Collect a little saliva every week from the approximately 4.2 million primary school students in France to block the virus: this is the idea defended by the Scientific Council in its last opinion of September 13.

Experts believe that “

at the primary level, this screening should be systematic and weekly.

Only children detected positive would then be sent home

”.

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Echoing this, the Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer has positioned himself in an ambiguous manner.

The strategy of testing children in an extremely repeated, extremely massive manner does not only have advantages,

” he declared during his hearing by the Assembly's Committee on Cultural Affairs and Education. national on September 21.

"

For example, the French Pediatric Society warns that there can be both something anxiety-provoking and complicated about doing this repeatedly,

" added the Minister, while recalling that the tests

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Source: lefigaro

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