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Covid-19’s Impact on Children Focus of NIH Research Program (1)

March 2, 2021, 5:59 PM; Updated: March 2, 2021, 6:37 PM

Researchers could unlock the mystery of why some children face greater risk of infection from the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 under a new program by the National Institutes of Health.

The research program, announced Tuesday, cuts across multiple institutes to study the long- and short-term impacts of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in children.

“The greatest challenge is identifying which children are at greatest risk from SARS-CoV-2 infection,” Diana W. Bianchi, director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in the NIH and one of the program co-chairs, wrote in an email. “Currently, we lack...

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