Council Leader claims no evidence primary school children are “Super spreaders”

Cllr Sam Corcoran Leader of Cheshire East

Cllr Sam Corcoran, leader of Cheshire East Council has claimed in his daily Twitter video that there is no evidence that primary school children are silent spreaders of the Coronavirus.

Cllr. Corcoran said:

There have been recurrent rumours of young children being silent spreaders of the disease infecting others without showing symptoms themselves. I have seen no evidence to support this, indeed I’ve seen good evidence through case studies that transmission between primary school pupils is rare.

Cllr Corcoran has previously stated he believes schools to be safe for children, this was after a group of his fellow Labour Party councillors wrote to him asking for schools to be closed to protect children and staff.

In the video, Cllr. Corcoran also criticised the governments Track and Trace program, he added:

If we had had a properly functioning national track and trace system, then we would know a lot more about how and where the virus spreads.

The total number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Cheshire East is now 16280, an increase of 124 from 19th January.

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