NHLBI News: COVID & Children
Why are some children more likely than others to get infected with SARS-CoV-2? Why do different children show different symptoms from COVID-19 or become infected with more severe illnesses, like multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (otherwise known as MIS-C)? The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Content Management Team recently worked on a trans-NIH collaborative (involving NHLBI, NIAID, and NICHD) effort to design and launch the new public website that focuses on these and other questions about COVID and children, including research into long-term effects.
Leading the effort was SeKON’s Mel Wingate-Bey, assisted by others on the team, most notably Leidos members Bojan Stojakovic, Mike Dranove and Shawn Coty, as well as fellow-SeKON staffer Irene Rojas. To see the result of this work, go to: https://caring4kidswithcovid.nih.gov. The research has received significant press, and the website has received kudos from the NHLBI Chief Information Officer, Alastair Thompson.