COVID-19 Research News Update March 27
Post Date: March 26, 2020 | Publish Date:
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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While waiting for more robust vaccine development, testing has begun in New York to treat sick patients using an older technique called convalescent plasma treatment. This is one of several research news developments happening as the U.S. becomes the world leader in confirmed cases.
NOTE: A licensed physician must request the Emergency IND (eIND) and obtain the COVID-19 convalescent plasma from a blood center. FDA does not provide COVID-19 convalescent plasma for eINDs.
MedRxiv, from Harvard research team: Social distancing strategies for curbing the COVID-19 epidemic
Using a mathematical model, we assessed that one-time interventions will be insufficient to maintain COVID-19 prevalence within the critical care capacity of the United States.
Liver Transplantation: Coronaviruses and immunosuppressed patients. The facts during the third epidemic.
Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute, Canada: COVID-Net could help scientists develop an AI tool that can pick up telltale signs.
HOW YOU CAN TRACK PEDIATRIC NEWS ABOUT COVID-19
Pandemic tracker from Worldometer
A frequently updated collection of pediatric COVID-19 papers can be found here