COVID-19 Research News for March 20: Virus Mutations Reported

Post Date: March 20, 2020

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The Research Horizons science blog is sharing links to research-oriented news about the COVID-19 pandemic, especially information about how children are affected.

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SARS-CoV-2 virus mutating already

A new paper published on the pre-print server medRxiv reports detecting multiple strains of the novel coronavirus behind the COVID-19 pandemic. NOTE: Pre-prints are not peer-reviewed. Data regarding COVID-19 is evolving rapidly.

Read the paper: International expansion of a novel SARS-CoV-2 mutant

Read an expert video commentary on MedPage Today: ‘It’s Not the Exact Same Virus Everywhere in the World’

HOW YOU CAN TRACK PEDIATRIC NEWS ABOUT COVID-19

A frequently updated collection of pediatric COVID-19 papers can be found here

An excellent pandemic tracking dashboard from Johns Hopkins University

Guidance for care providers from Cincinnati Children’s