- A new study from the United Kingdom has found that adults living with children appear to be at a slightly increased risk of getting COVID-19 compared to adults who do not live with kids.
- The increase was only seen with the second wave of the pandemic in England and not with the first wave. Additionally, the risk was higher depending on the age of the children, with a slightly higher risk for adults living with children aged 12 to 18.
- The researchers also noted that adults younger than age 65 who lived with children under the age of 11 had a reduced risk of dying from COVID-19.
A recent study from the United Kingdom found that adults who live with children may have a slightly increased risk of becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2 and having COVID-19 symptoms.1
However, the researchers noted that the association was only seen during the second wave of the pandemic in the U.K. (September through December 2020) and not during the first wave (February through August 2020).
For the study, the researchers used data from OpenSAFELY, a data analytics platform created on behalf of the National Health Service of England. It contains pseudonymized data from secure health records on more than 58 million people.