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New series from The Lancet: Physical Activity 2021.

23 Jul, 2021 | 10:37h | UTC

Homepage: Physical Activity 2021 – The Lancet (free registration required for all articles)

Summary and commentary: Experts call for immediate action to ensure physical activity is built into everyday lives – News Medical

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Should children get COVID vaccines? What the science says.

22 Jul, 2021 | 11:06h | UTC

Should children get COVID vaccines? What the science says – Nature

 


Analysis finds benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh risks of rare cases of myocarditis.

22 Jul, 2021 | 11:05h | UTC

News release: Study finds benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh risks of rare cases of myocarditis – American Heart Association

Original study: Myocarditis with COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines – Circulation

Commentary: Myocarditis and COVID-19 Vaccines: New Review Tackles Knowns, Unknowns – TCTMD

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Opinion | The benefits of a COVID vaccine far outweigh the small risk of treatable heart inflammation.

22 Jul, 2021 | 10:57h | UTC

The benefits of a COVID vaccine far outweigh the small risk of treatable heart inflammation – The Conversation

 


Opinion | Kids aren’t just littler adults – here’s why they need their own clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine.

22 Jul, 2021 | 10:55h | UTC

Kids aren’t just littler adults – here’s why they need their own clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine – The Conversation

 


More than 1.5 million children lost a primary or secondary caregiver due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

21 Jul, 2021 | 10:52h | UTC

News release: More than 1.5 million children lost a primary or secondary caregiver due to the COVID-19 pandemic – NIH News Releases

Original study: Global minimum estimates of children affected by COVID-19-associated orphanhood and deaths of caregivers: a modelling study – The Lancet

Invited commentary: Answering the call to support youth orphaned by COVID-19 – The Lancet

Related: Covid-19 Has Created Thousands Of Newly Single Parents And Orphans

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


WHO and UNICEF warn of a decline in vaccinations during COVID-19.

20 Jul, 2021 | 10:27h | UTC

WHO and UNICEF warn of a decline in vaccinations during COVID-19 – World Health Organization

See also: COVID-19 pandemic leads to major backsliding on childhood vaccinations, new WHO, UNICEF data shows – World Health Organization

Related: Millions of children worldwide missed routine vaccinations during the pandemic, study suggests.

 


Experts recommend Covid jabs for some under-18s in UK – “advice is that 16 to 18-year-olds can be offered a Pfizer jab if they are in a priority group or live with someone who has a weakened immune system”.

20 Jul, 2021 | 10:15h | UTC

Commentaries: Experts recommend Covid jabs for some under-18s in UK – BBC

See report: JCVI statement on COVID-19 vaccination of children and young people aged 12 to 17 years: 15 July 2021 – Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

 


Measuring routine childhood vaccination coverage in 204 countries and territories, 1980–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2020.

20 Jul, 2021 | 10:04h | UTC

Measuring routine childhood vaccination coverage in 204 countries and territories, 1980–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2020, Release 1 – The Lancet

Related: Millions of children worldwide missed routine vaccinations during the pandemic, study suggests.

 


Long-term Symptoms After SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children and Adolescents – “This study found a low prevalence of symptoms compatible with long COVID in a randomly selected cohort of children assessed 6 months after serologic testing”.

16 Jul, 2021 | 11:06h | UTC

Long-term Symptoms After SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children and Adolescents – JAMA

 


Deaths from COVID ‘incredibly rare’ among children.

16 Jul, 2021 | 10:58h | UTC

Deaths from COVID ‘incredibly rare’ among children – Nature

Related: [Preprint] Study confirms children’s extremely low risk of death from Covid-19 – “99·995% of children and young people with a positive SARS-CoV-2 test survived”.

 


Millions of children worldwide missed routine vaccinations during the pandemic, study suggests.

15 Jul, 2021 | 09:24h | UTC

Millions of children worldwide missed routine vaccinations during the pandemic, study suggests – CNN

Original study: Estimating global and regional disruptions to routine childhood vaccine coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020: a modelling study – The Lancet

Invited Commentary: Disruptions to childhood immunisation due to the COVID-19 pandemic – The Lancet

 


Long COVID and kids: scientists race to find answers – “Children get long COVID too, but researchers are still working to determine how frequently and how severely”.

15 Jul, 2021 | 09:23h | UTC

Long COVID and kids: scientists race to find answers – Nature

 


Cohort study: Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine associated with 78% lower risk of Covid-19 in pregnancy.

14 Jul, 2021 | 11:20h | UTC

Between BNT162b2 Vaccination and Incidence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Pregnant Women – JAMA

Commentary: Pfizer COVID vaccine shows 78% efficacy in pregnancy – CIDRAP

 


New Zealand children falling ill in high numbers due to Covid ‘immunity debt’.

14 Jul, 2021 | 11:16h | UTC

New Zealand children falling ill in high numbers due to Covid ‘immunity debt’ – The Guardian

Related: New Zealand, where Covid-19 is dormant, fights another respiratory virus – The New York Times


AAP Technical Report | Prevention of Drowning.

14 Jul, 2021 | 11:09h | UTC

Prevention of Drowning – Pediatrics

News releases: American Academy of Pediatrics Identifies Children Most at Risk of Drowning and Recommends Layers of Protection to Prevent Tragedy – American Academy of Pediatrics AND New information, research adds to understanding of drowning risks, precautions – AAP News

Related: The Burden of Unintentional Drowning: Global, Regional and National Estimates of Mortality from the Global Burden of Disease Study AND Preventing drowning: an implementation guide – World Health Organization AND Global report on drowning: preventing a leading killer – World Health Organization AND Report: Open Water Drowning and Risks for Children AND Wilderness Medical Society Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment and Prevention of Drowning: 2019 Update – Wilderness and Environmental Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Pro-Con Debate | Should we delay covid-19 vaccination in children?

13 Jul, 2021 | 09:51h | UTC

Should we delay covid-19 vaccination in children? – The BMJ

News release: Should we delay COVID-19 vaccination in children? – British Medical Journal

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


[Preprint] Study confirms children’s extremely low risk of death from Covid-19 – “99·995% of children and young people with a positive SARS-CoV-2 test survived”.

12 Jul, 2021 | 03:12h | UTC

Original study (preprint): Deaths in Children and Young People in England following SARS-CoV-2 infection during the first pandemic year: a national study using linked mandatory child death reporting data – National Child Mortality Database / Public Health England

Commentaries: Risks of severe illness in children from COVID-19 shown to be very low in largest study yet – University of Liverpool AND Covid: Children’s extremely low risk confirmed by study – BBC

Related study from the same group (preprint): Risk factors for intensive care admission and death amongst children and young people admitted to hospital with COVID-19 and PIMS-TS in England during the first pandemic year – medRxiv

 


New CDC Guidance for COVID-19 prevention in kindergarten schools says safely returning to in-person instruction is a priority.

12 Jul, 2021 | 03:11h | UTC

Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in Kindergarten (K)-12 Schools – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commentaries: Updated CDC schools guidance prioritizes in-person learning, even if all Covid-19 safety measures aren’t in place – CNN AND The C.D.C. Issues New School Guidance, With Emphasis on Full Reopening – The New York Times AND New CDC guidance says fully vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks indoors – CNBC AND CDC calls for reopening schools fully, recommends masking – CIDRAP

Related: COVID and schools: the evidence for reopening safely – Nature

 


CDC: Use of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after reports of myocarditis among vaccine recipients – “Continued use of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in all recommended age groups will prevent morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 that far exceed the number of cases of myocarditis expected”.

9 Jul, 2021 | 10:17h | UTC

Use of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine After Reports of Myocarditis Among Vaccine Recipients: Update from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, June 2021 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


COVID and schools: the evidence for reopening safely.

8 Jul, 2021 | 09:12h | UTC

COVID and schools: the evidence for reopening safely – Nature

 


Schooling during COVID-19: Recommendations from the European Technical Advisory Group for schooling during COVID-19.

8 Jul, 2021 | 09:11h | UTC

Schooling during COVID-19: Recommendations from the European Technical Advisory Group for schooling during COVID-19 – WHO Europe

 


Study Commentary: Decreased Antibiotic Use for Acute Otitis Media and Acute Sinusitis Following Implementation of Childhood PCV13 Immunization.

8 Jul, 2021 | 08:54h | UTC

Decreased Antibiotic Use for Acute Otitis Media and Acute Sinusitis Following Implementation of Childhood PCV13 Immunization – NEJM Journal Watch

Original study: Impact of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on acute otitis media and acute sinusitis epidemiology in British Columbia, Canada – Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

 


Pediatric telehealth in the COVID-19 pandemic era and beyond.

7 Jul, 2021 | 08:56h | UTC

Pediatric Telehealth in the COVID-19 Pandemic Era and Beyond – Pediatrics

 


Opinion | Covid is a greater risk to young people than the vaccines.

5 Jul, 2021 | 02:34h | UTC

Covid Is a Greater Risk to Young People Than the Vaccines – The New York Times

Counterpoint: Weighing myocarditis cases, ACIP failed to balance the harms vs benefits of 2nd doses – by Wesley Pegden AND Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis Concerns Demand Respect, Not Absolutism – Medscape (free registration required)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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