According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations in “COVID-19 Interim Guidance: Return to Sports”, a positive cardiac screen or other concerning findings from a recovered COVID-19 youth patient should prompt an electrocardiogram (EKG) and potential referral to a pediatric cardiologist. The updated guidance has a focus on cardiac evaluation.
The NCI sponsors and funds the consortium, a multidisciplinary cooperative research organization devoted to the study of correlative tumor biology and new therapies for children with primary central nervous system tumors. New members are chosen through a competitive process based on several characteristics, including clinical trial infrastructure and expertise in basic and translational science.
In this article from Pediatrics, the authors explore severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in children and its impact on the COVID-19 transmission. The argument concludes that children, particularly school-aged children, are far less important drivers of SARS-CoV-2 transmission than adults.