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COVID-19 Research News Update for May 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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Medscape: Treating Liver Disease During COVID-19: New Recommendations

Commentary by William Balistreri, MD

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. Please submit your questions to:


Explore these new findings:

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: COVID-19 in Children, Pregnancy and Neonates: A Review of Epidemiologic and Clinical Features

JAMA Pediatrics: Characteristics and Outcomes of Children With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Infection Admitted to US and Canadian Pediatric Intensive Care Units

JAMA Pediatrics: Low-Income Children and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the US

CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): High SARS-CoV-2 Attack Rate Following Exposure at a Choir Practice — Skagit County, Washington, March 2020

Journal of Virology: Human leukocyte antigen susceptibility map for SARS-CoV-2

Infection, Genetics and Evolution: Emergence of genomic diversity and recurrent mutations in SARS-CoV-2




COVID-19 Watcher: A pandemic data tracker created at Cincinnati Children’s and the University of Cincinnati that allows direct comparisons of city- and state-level activity

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