Pregnant Women Worry About Pandemic’s Impact On Labor, Delivery, And Babies

NPR | Sacha Pfeiffer “Patients have asked if it might be better to have their baby quickly now, regardless of their gestational age, before there is a rush of sick patients in the hospital.” There is not much data about how COVID-19 might specifically affect the health of pregnant women or their children. However, there…

Colorado Hospital Calling for Donors to Help with Experimental, ‘Promising’ Coronavirus Treatment

ABC News | Clayton Sandell & Carol McKinley “Children’s Colorado believes it is the first facility in the state to begin collecting antibody-rich plasma to help battle COVID-19, which it said can be made available to outside hospitals wherever needed.” People who have successfully recovered from COVID-19 carry antibodies that prevent future infection, and Children’s…

COVID-19 and Children

Harvard Medical School | Alice McCarthy “Infection in pediatric patients of all ages tends to be associated with significantly lower rates of hospitalization and significantly lower rates of critical and severe illness.” New information about COVID-19 is flooding the news each day, but not all of it is reliable. In this article, Alice McCarthy of…

How Child Care Startups in the US are Helping Families Cope with the COVID-19 Crisis

TechCrunch | Catherine Shu “…the situation is highlighting the value of caregivers to the economy and the well-being of families. At the same time, it also underscores how vulnerable many providers are, with few safety nets.” Child care in the United States has been among the most impacted industries during the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of…

Why Children are Not Immune to COVID-19

BBC | Michelle Fernandes “Children with very mild disease are probably going to be one of the major contributors to spreading the virus across the population.” Scientists are encouraging the public not to jump to the conclusion that children are less susceptible to the novel coronavirus following a report from the Chinese Center for Disease…

States Can Do More to Help Students Access Nutritious School Meals During Pandemic-Related School Closures

Child Trends | Emily Fulks, Sara Anderson, and Kristen Harper “Nearly 22 million students nationwide rely on free and reduced-price meals at school, but school closures from COVID-19 have put school meal programs at risk of failing to meet the needs of eligible children.” State-level policy often includes plans for how school districts should react to pandemics; however,…