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COVID-19 Research News Update for April 2

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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Grand Rounds to focus on COVID-19

Pediatric Grand Rounds, Tuesdays, 8-9 am, will be presented virtually and dedicated to discussions on the current science of COVID-19. A few things to know:

  • You do not have to be on-site or connected through Cincinnati Children’s network to participate.
  • You can review the planned themes for each session.
  • You can submit questions.
  • Sessions will be recorded.
  • For info: 513-636-6732 or

April 7: Basics:

April 14: Transmission:

April 21: Personal Protective Equipment:

April 28: Pediatric Disease:

Findings Co-Authored by Experts at Cincinnati Children’s

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Evidence suggests that ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers may improve prognosis in COVID-19 hypertensive patients.   (

Co-author from Cincinnati Children’s: Brandon Henry, MD, Research Fellow, Heart Institute

“In agreement with current guidelines, we recommend patients with hypertension should continue taking anti-hypertensive medications without interruption,” says lead author Fabian Sanchis-Gomar, MD, PhD, of the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Valencia and INCLIVA Biomedical Research Institute, Valencia, Spain, and Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.

Other links to this team’s COVID-19 work:


NIH Director’s Blog: Bringing Needed Structure to COVID-19 Drug Development

The Lancet: Estimates of the severity of coronavirus disease 2019

The Lancet (accompanying editorial): Likelihood of survival of coronavirus disease 2019

HHS Accelerates Clinical Trials, Prepares for Manufacturing of COVID-19 Vaccines

American Journal of Gastroenterology: Some COVID-19 Patients Present With GI Symptoms Only (pre-proof)

Endocrine Society: Individuals taking class of steroid medications at high risk for COVID-19

Open-Data Repository on Hydroxychloroquine For COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

The Guardian: Coronavirus vaccine: when will it be ready?

Becker’s Clinical Leadership and Infection Control: US deaths jump 1K in 1 day; 2K+ ventilators in stockpile unavailable — 8 COVID-19 updates


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