COVID-19 Research News Update for May 12

Post Date: May 12, 2020


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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Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: Air pollution, racial disparities and COVID-19 mortality

Cincinnati Children’s co-authors: Eric Brandt, PhD, Andrew Beck, MD, MPH, and Tesfaye Mersha, PhD.

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: Eosinophil Responses During COVID-19 Infections and Coronavirus Vaccination

Cincinnati Children’s co-authors: Andrew Lindsley, MD, PhD, Justin Schwartz, MD, PhD, and Marc Rothenberg, MD, PhD.

Stay tuned: This research and more information will be shared during National Eosinophilic Awareness Week, May 17-23.

Ongoing COVID-19 Conversations from Pediatric Grand Rounds

The first “COVID-19 Conversations” was held May 6 and can be found here:  COVID-19 Conversations 19 – May 6.  This, along with all COVID-19 on-line education, can be found at: COVID-19 Curriculum.  New conversations will be posted each Thursday. Please submit your questions to:

Clinical Trial News: Cincinati Children’s One of Four Sites in Pfizer Vaccine Study

The study arm at Cincinnati Children’s is led by Robert Frenck, MD, Director of the NIH-funded Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) and Vaccine Research Center.

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