COVID-19 Research News Update March 23: Treatment Trials Launch, GI Symptoms Reported

Post Date: March 22, 2020


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The research operations at Cincinnati Children’s have been modified to protect employees. Meanwhile, experts in neonatal science, pulmonary research, hospital medicine, mental health, vaccine development, infectious diseases, and many more disciplines continue their work to contribute to the hunt for effective treatments and a vaccine.

As developments occur in this fast-changing crisis, check back in regularly for more news from the Research Horizons blog.

More COVID-19 Research Developments

Science: WHO launches global megatrial of the four most promising coronavirus treatments

Nature: Covert coronavirus infections could be seeding new outbreaks

CDC MMWR: Severe Outcomes Among Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) — United States, February 12–March 16, 2020

The American Journal of Gastroenterology: Clinical characteristics of COVID-19 patients with digestive symptoms in Hubei, China

Science: The standard coronavirus test, if available, works well—but can new diagnostics help in this 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