The case for vaccinating children under 12 against COVID-19

In a recent study published on the preprint server medRxiv*, researchers assess the need for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination in children who are 12 years of age or younger.…

Pregnant mom spends 105 days in hospital with COVID-19

Pregnant mom spends 105 days in hospital with COVID-19 Pregnant mom admitted into the hospital for 105 days and never saw her newborn until weeks after she had him Updated:…

Researchers receive $1.47 million NIH grant to study COVID-19 safety measures in schools

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many children have returned to school in-person this year for the first time in 18 months. The instruction may be the same, but the classrooms…

Influenza vs. COVID-19: The similarities and differences

With typical influenza (flu) season already beginning and COVID-19 still being spread throughout communities, this is the second year in which many families may be experiencing what was deemed last…

Risk of severe COVID-19 is rare among fully vaccinated individuals in England

A team of UK-based scientists has recently estimated the prevalence of vaccine breakthrough infections and severe disease in a large number of individuals fully vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)…

Most pediatric cancer patients have mild COVID-19 and make full recovery

Most children and adolescents with cancer have mild COVID-19 disease and make a full recovery, a new study has found. But pediatric cancer patients with underlying health conditions, severe infections…

COVID-19 pandemic associated with disruptions to women’s reproductive health

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Women’s reproductive health has been disrupted as a result of the psychological burden of the COVID-19 pandemic, and affected women need additional medical and psychological support,…

CDC study shows COVID-19 in newborns is rare

To date, there have been relatively few cases of neonates with COVID-19, and there is limited knowledge of neonatal severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. However, recent studies…

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is associated with lower viral load in breakthrough infections

Several vaccines have been rapidly developed to help control the COVID-19 pandemic, including the BNT162b2 vaccine (Pfizer/BioNTech). This severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine has been shown in…

Georgia study finds increase in pediatric COVID-19 cases

While everyone is at risk of infection from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), children are at less risk of severe infection than older adults. But children are not…