‘We can’t move fast enough.’ Huge Canadian-led international study to explore impact of COVID-19 on kids in 13 countries

“THE TIMELINE: The study, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, plans to recruit more than 12,000 children and is aiming to share data with policy-makers in real time. Freedman will present early findings on Aug. 26 to the World Health Organization. He anticipates the study will conclude by the end of 2020.”

“THE GOAL: Understand how the SARS-CoV-2 virus impacts children, define the clinical picture of COVID-19 infection in kids, identify risk factors that could lead to severe illness and determine how regional public health policies influence how the disease spreads.”