Although most young people recover quickly, doctors are seeing more children and teens with lingering fatigue and other chronic problems.
Documents and interviews show how senior officials sought to play down the risks of sending children back to the classroom, alarming public health experts.
The secret may lie in an “innate” immune response that targets unrecognized invaders, scientists say.
While scientists are rushing to develop an immunization for adults, no one has started the process yet for 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.
Children in minority communities are much more likely to become infected and severely ill. Many have parents who are frontline workers, experts say.
Parents are wrestling with difficult choices over sending their children to school. Here’s how one science reporter made the decision.
Common conditions often manifest differently on dark skin. Yet physicians are trained mostly to diagnose them on white skin.
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.
Young children have consistently been slow to catch and spread Covid-19. Experts have a few hunches why.
Resuming classroom instruction is crucial. Infection control inside and outside classrooms can let it happen.
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.
Times journalists summarize some of the most critical things that scientists and public health officials have yet to understand.
At least 161 children in New York have gotten sick, making the state’s caseload one of the largest publicly reported anywhere.
If schools reopen, how many kids won’t?
How the case of one 14-year-old could help doctors understand a frightening new illness linked to the coronavirus.
The new inflammatory disease is scary but thankfully rare and easy to spot.
“He wants to play all sides of the equation,” the president said of the nation’s top infectious disease expert.
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.