COVID-19 in Infants Less than 3 Months: Severe or Not Severe Disease?


Authors: Donà D, Montagnani C, Di Chiara C, Venturini E, Galli L, Lo Vecchio A, Denina M, Olivini N, Bruzzese E, Campana A, Giacchero R, Salvini F, Meini A, Ponzoni M, Trapani S, Rossi E, Lombardi MH, Badolato R, Pierri L, Pruccoli G, Rossin S, Colomba C, Cazzato S, Pacati I, Nicolini G, Pierantoni L, Bianchini S, Krzysztofiak A, Garazzino S, Giaquinto C, Castelli Gattinara G

Published in: Viruses

Symptom presentation among SARS-CoV-2 positive cases and the impact of COVID-19 vaccination; three prospective household cohorts


Authors: Westerhof I, de Hoog M, Ieven M, Lammens C, van Beek J, Rozhnova G, Eggink D, Euser S, Wildenbeest J, Duijts L, van Houten M, Goossens H, Giaquinto C, Bruijning-Verhagen P.

Published in: medRxiv (preprint)

Controlling SARS-CoV-2 in schools using repetitive testing strategies


Authors: Torneri A, Willem L, Colizza V, Kremer C, Meuris C, Darcis G, Hens N, Libin PJK.

Published in: eLife

BNT162b2 Vaccine Effectiveness against Omicron in Children 5 to 11 Years of Age


Authors: Cohen-Stavi CJ, Magen O, Barda N, Yaron S, Peretz A, Netzer D, Giaquinto C, Judd A, Leibovici L, Hernán MA, Lipsitch M, Reis BY, Balicer RD, Dagan N.

Published in: The New England Journal of Medicine

Seasonal patterns of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in secondary schools: a modelling study


Authors: Pham TM, Westerhof I, Bootsma MCJ, Kretzschmar ME, Rozhnova G, Bruijning-Verhagen P.

Published in: MedRxiv

Omicron Neutralizing and Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S-RBD Antibodies in Naïve and Convalescent Populations After Homologous and Heterologous Boosting With an mRNA Vaccine


Authors: Pagliari M, Mazzetto E, Gastaldelli M, Bortolami A, Donà D, Padoan A, Di Chiara C, Pezzani MD, Cosma C, Napolitan A, Quaranta EG, Giussani E, Fusaro A, Pascarella M, Aita A, Liberati C, Lorusso A, Monne I, De Rossi A, Basso D, Porru S, Ricci A, Terregino C, Plebani M, Tacconelli E*, Giaquinto C*, Bonfante F*.

Published in: Lancet Preprints

Preliminary Evidence on Pulmonary Function after Asymptomatic and Mild COVID-19 in Children


Authors: C. D. Chiara, S. Carraro, S. Zanconato, S. Cozzani, E. Baraldi et al.

Published in: National Library of Medicine

Assessing the clinical severity of the Omicron variant in the Western Cape Province, South Africa, using the diagnostic PCR proxy marker of RdRp target delay to distinguish between Omicron and Delta infections – a survival analysis


Authors: Hussey H, Davies MA, Heekes A, Williamson C, Valley-Omar Z, Hardie D, Korsman S, Doolabh D, Preiser W, Maponga T, Iranzadeh A, Wasserman S, Boloko L, Symons G, Raubenheimer P, Parker A, Schrueder N, Solomon W, Rousseau P, Wolter N, Jassat W, Cohen C, Lessells R, Wilkinson RJ, Boulle A, Hsiao NY.

Published in: International Journal of Infectious Diseases

Editorial: Modelling COVID-19 in school settings to evaluate prevention and control protocols


Authors: Colosi E, Bassignana G, Barrat A, Colizza V.

Published in: Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine

Early Use of Sotrovimab in Children:A Case Report of an 11-Year-Old Kidney Transplant Recipient Infected with SARS-CoV-2


Authors: Di Chiara C, Mengato D, De Pieri M, Longo G, Benetti E, Venturini F, Giaquinto C and Donà D.

Published in: Children

Protective SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Response in Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Authors: L. Bosa, C. Di Chiara, P. Gaio, C. Cosma, A. Padoan et al.

Published in: Frontiers in Pediatrics

Left ventricular longitudinal strain alterations in asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic paediatric patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection


Authors: D Sirico, CD Chiara, P Costenaro, F Bonfante, S Cozzani, M Plebani, E Reffo, B Castaldi, D Dona, LD Dalt, C Giaquinto, and GD Salvo

Published in: European Heart Journal



Aims Compared with adult patients, clinical manifestations of children’s coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) are generally perceived as less severe.

Mild SARS-CoV-2 infections and neutralizing antibody titers


Authors: F Bonfante, P Costenaro, A Cantarutti, CD Chiara, A Bortolami, MR Petrara, F Carmona, M Pagliari, C Cosma, S Cozzani, E Mazzetto, GD Salvo, LD Dalt, P Palma, L Barzon, G Corrao, C Terregino, A Padoan, M Plebani, AD Rossi, D Donà, C Giaquinto

Published in: Pediatrics



Background. Recent evidence suggests that neutralizing antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 may persist over time;