Small Study Looks at Children With Covid Inflammatory Syndrome

A small study found that six months after hospitalization, most children with MIS-C did not have debilitating health issues. But some had lingering muscle weakness and emotional difficulties.

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Covid Is Killing Young Children in Brazil, Baffling Doctors

Experts believe Brazil’s overloaded hospital system and uneven access to health care are among the reasons babies and small children are succumbing to the virus at a high rate.

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‘I Just Got My Vaccine’: U.S. Rollout Expands to Children Ages 12 to 15

About 17 million children in the age group are newly eligible for the vaccine, the biggest indication yet that life could soon return to something more like normal for American teenagers.

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FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Children 12 to 15

The shots may allow millions of youngsters to get back to school, camps, sleepovers and hangouts with friends.

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With Covid Vaccines for Teens and Kids, Timing Matters

There can be a seven- or eight-week window around Covid vaccines when other shots can’t be given, so those who need them for camp, school or sports have to plan ahead.

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Some Children With Covid-Related Syndrome Develop Neurological Symptoms

New research found that half of young patients with the inflammatory condition, MIS-C, in a London hospital experienced confusion, hallucinations and other issues, in addition to physical symptoms.

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Moderna Starts Testing Its Covid Vaccine in Babies and Young Children

The company will study its vaccine in children ages six months through 11 in the United States and Canada.

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Youth Sports After Covid-19: New Pediatric Guidelines

Children and adolescents who want to return to sports after having the coronavirus should be cleared by a doctor for heart risks.

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At 12, She’s a Covid ‘Long Hauler’

Although most young people recover quickly, doctors are seeing more children and teens with lingering fatigue and other chronic problems.

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Behind the White House Effort to Pressure the C.D.C. on School Openings

Documents and interviews show how senior officials sought to play down the risks of sending children back to the classroom, alarming public health experts.

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How Do Children Fight Off the Coronavirus?

The secret may lie in an “innate” immune response that targets unrecognized invaders, scientists say.

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When Will We See a Covid-19 Vaccine for Kids?

While scientists are rushing to develop an immunization for adults, no one has started the process yet for children.

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The Doctor Tackling a Coronavirus Mystery in Children

Alberto Paniz-Mondolfi treated some of the world’s most horrendous infectious diseases before fleeing Venezuela. Now that experience is helping him untangle MIS-C.

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Why the Coronavirus More Often Strikes Children of Color

Children in minority communities are much more likely to become infected and severely ill. Many have parents who are frontline workers, experts say.

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A Parent’s Toughest Call: In-Person Schooling or Not?

Parents are wrestling with difficult choices over sending their children to school. Here’s how one science reporter made the decision.

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Dermatology Has a Problem With Skin Color

Common conditions often manifest differently on dark skin. Yet physicians are trained mostly to diagnose them on white skin.

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Why Antibody Tests Won’t Help You Much

Most antibody tests are useful only for large population surveys, diagnosis in certain children or when initial diagnostic testing fails, according to an expert panel.

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What Is It That Keeps Most Little Kids From Getting Covid-19?

Young children have consistently been slow to catch and spread Covid-19. Experts have a few hunches why.

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Focus on Opening Schools, Not Bars

Resuming classroom instruction is crucial. Infection control inside and outside classrooms can let it happen.

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Why A.A.P. Guidelines Are Pushing for Schools to Reopen This Fall

Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics encourage “having students physically present in school.” Dr. Sean O’Leary, an author of that advice, explains why.

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After 6 Months, Important Mysteries About Coronavirus Endure

Times journalists summarize some of the most critical things that scientists and public health officials have yet to understand.

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After 3 Children Die, a Race to Investigate a Baffling Virus Syndrome

At least 161 children in New York have gotten sick, making the state’s caseload one of the largest publicly reported anywhere.

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MIS-C Is Brutal. Kids Aren’t As Safe From Coronavirus As We Thought.

If schools reopen, how many kids won’t?

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A Teenager’s Medical Mystery

How the case of one 14-year-old could help doctors understand a frightening new illness linked to the coronavirus.

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What We Know About the Covid-Related Syndrome Affecting Children

The new inflammatory disease is scary but thankfully rare and easy to spot.

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Trump Pointedly Criticizes Fauci for His Testimony to Congress

“He wants to play all sides of the equation,” the president said of the nation’s top infectious disease expert.

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New Inflammatory Condition in Children Probably Linked to Coronavirus, Study Finds

Researchers compared 10 cases in Italy with previous cases of a similar childhood illness, Kawasaki disease. The rate of the new cases was much higher, and the conditions were more serious.

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