COVID-19, asthma, and return to school

Abrams, Elissa M. and McGill, Gráinne and Bhopal, Sunil S and Sinha, Ian and Fernandes, Ricardo M (2020) COVID-19, asthma, and return to school. The Lancet, 8 (9). pp. 847-849. ISSN 1474-547X (

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Social distancing and lockdown measures have included the suspension of children and young people's education for several weeks to months. Although the precise educational and societal effects of closing schools are unknown, they are likely to be substantial and will almost certainly have exacerbated inequalities. In countries in which society is reconfiguring to a new normal, the priority must be preparing for reopening schools because of the potential lifelong impact on children and young people. However, with this return to school rapidly approaching, there should be particular considerations regarding children and young people with asthma.