NIAID & Children’s National Hospital Commence Long-Term COVID-19 Children’s Study

The National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center located in Bethesda, Maryland just commenced a long-term investigation into the impacts of COVID-19 on children. With a first participant enrolled, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) study will track up to 1,000 children and young adults who previously tested positive for COVID-19. The investigational team will evaluate the impact of the disease on the young people’s physical and mental health over a three-year period. It is hoped that this study will generate a more granular picture of the effects of SARS-CoV-2 on the overall health of children, their development, immune responses to infection, and overall quality of life in the ensuing years post infection. Part of the NIH’s Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative, the apex U.S. government research institute seeks an improved understanding of the long-term implications of COVID-19 infection.

TrialSite applauds NIH’s ongoing effort to better understand SARS-CoV-2, especially in vulnerable populations from the elderly and people with comorbidities to young people. TrialSite provides a brief breakdown of the effort.

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