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COVID-19 Research News Update for April 16

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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From Cincinnati Children’s:
Gamble Program Seeks Donors for COVID-19 T-Cell Study
Journal of Hospital Medicine: Pediatric Hospital Medicine Management, Staffing, and Well-being in the Face of COVID-19 

Co-authors: Katie Meier, MD , Karen Jerardi, MD, MEd, Angela Statile, MD, MEd, and Samir Shah, MD, MSCE, MHM

Pediatric Grand Rounds special presentations on COVID-19

April 14: Transmission and Testing

Presenters: Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH and Jeffrey Simmons, MD, MSc

From the University of Cincinnati:

UC, UC Health to examine potential COVID-19 treatment
Protocol allows expanded access to convalescent plasma for the sickest patients


Explore these findings:

JAMA: Pharmacologic Treatments for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Review

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: COVID-19 in Children in the United States: Intensive Care Admissions, Estimated Total Infected, and Projected Numbers of Severe Pediatric Cases in 2020

Clinical Immunology: COVID-19 – Considerations for the paediatric rheumatologist

The Journal of Infection: Cytokine Storm in COVID-19 and Treatment

Journal of Medical Virology: Clinical and demographic characteristics of patients dying from COVID‐19 in Italy versus China

Journal of Clinical Virology: Clinical characteristics and risk assessment of newborns born to mothers with COVID-19

Journal of Clinical Virology: Epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of 10 children with coronavirus disease 2019 in Changsha, China

CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases: Aerosol and Surface Distribution of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in Hospital Wards, Wuhan, China, 2020

NEJM: Stability and Viability of SARS-CoV-2 (Correspondence)



COVIDview: A Weekly Surveillance Summary of U.S. COVID-19 Activity from the CDC

COVID-19 projections assuming full social distancing through May 2020

Pandemic tracker from Worldometer

Pandemic tracking dashboard from Johns Hopkins University

Ohio Department of Health: COVID-19 dashboard

Guidance for care providers from Cincinnati Children’s

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