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COVID-19 Research News Update for March 19

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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Novel Coronavirus Lingers in the Air, on Surfaces

The New England Journal of Medicine has posted several COVID-19 items

Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2: Testing led by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases indicates the virus remained viable in aerosols for at least three hours. Viable virus was detected up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel. On copper, no viable virus detected after 4 hours. On cardboard, no virus detected after 24 hours.

Covid-19: The Law and Limits of Quarantine

Many public health and legal scholars say more constructive tools are needed.

Am I Part of the Cure or Part of the Disease?

Personal experiences recounted by a front-line physician.

Call for Case Reports


JAMA NetworkLive Q&A with Anthony Fauci, MD  (On Twitter @JAMA_current )

Discusses use of non-steroidals, potential risks from ACE inhibitors, concern about high rate of hypertension among underlying conditions of those who have died, PPE supply issues, and more.

Science: New Blood Tests for Antibodies Could Show True Scale of Coronavirus Pandemic

The Scientist: Coronavirus’s Effect on Autism Research May Have Lasting Effects

The Scientist: Making Online Teaching a Success

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: How to Manage Cancer Care during COVID-19 Pandemic



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