NIH’s institutes and centers, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and numerous nongovernmental organizations are dedicating resources to researching SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, and MIS-C.
COVID-19 Research at NIH
NIH and its institutes and centers are conducting and supporting numerous studies to understand SARS-CoV-2, detect its presence, prevent infection and transmission, and improve outcomes for those who have been infected.
Learn more about NIH’s RECOVER research initiative, which seeks to understand, prevent, and treat post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2, including Long COVID. The RECOVER Cohort anticipates enrolling children and their caregivers, pregnant women and their newborn infants, and adults. Eligible infants, children, and adolescents enrolled in CARING studies, including PreVAIL kIds and MUSIC, may be approached to participate in the RECOVER cohort.
Related COVID-19 Information
HHS’ CombatCovid website - A central resource for members of the public and doctors to find information about different stages of COVID-19 illness, NIH-supported COVID-19 prevention and clinical trials, and locations to donate plasma, from HHS.
The latest public health information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Healthcare Provider Resources – This CDC webpage provides a downloadable document for healthcare providers on how to recognize MIS-C and a downloadable fact sheet for parents.
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page
- CDC COVID Data Tracker
- Overcoming COVID-19 – This CDC-funded study will search for factors in children that increase their vulnerability to SARS-CoV-2, and factors that provide protection from the virus.
- Health Department-Reported Cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) in the United States
- COVID-19 in Children and Teens
- For Parents: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19
Health Care Horizon Scanning COVID-19 supplement identifies and reports on emerging and available COVID-19-related treatments, diagnostics, preventive measures, management strategies, and systems changes with potential for high impact to patient outcomes in the next 12 months, with support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) (nongovernmental).
Data and parental resources available from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (nongovernmental):
- Children and COVID-19: State-Level Data Report
- The AAP Parenting Website – COVID-19 Articles (scroll to middle of the page)