No causal effect of school closures in Japan on the spread of COVID-19 in spring 2020

Nature Medicine
Volume 27 Issue 12, December 2021
https://www.nature.com/nm/volumes/27/issues/12

 

Article | 27 October 2021 | Open Access
No causal effect of school closures in Japan on the spread of COVID-19 in spring 2020
School closures in municipalities in Japan at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic showed no significant reduction in cases compared with case counts in municipalities with open schools, questioning the utility of school closures in mitigating community spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.
Kentaro Fukumoto, Charles T. McClean, Kuninori Nakagawa