Coronavirus and COVID-19

The novel coronavirus—and the disease it causes, COVID-19—is a worldwide pandemic. Learn how the coronavirus affects infants, children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. Also let our experts teach you how to protect your family from the respiratory illness, and stay informed on the latest COVID-19 news. 

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Burned Out Parents Can Only Dream Of Being 'Done With COVID,' but COVID's Not Done With Us
Pandemic parenting is unsustainable—but who's going to tell our kids that? Parents, especially of those 5-and-under or facing preexisting conditions, are tasked with impossible decisions daily, but COVID-19 isn't something we can simply walk away from.
COVID-19 Is Causing Croup in Some Young Kids
Omicron seems to affect the upper respiratory tract, which is leading to croup in some young children. Here's what parents need to know about the possible connection and how to recognize the telltale signs of croup.
Navigating COVID-19 Testing for Kids Under 5 is a Parent's Nightmare
Parents of children under 5 are finding it difficult to get testing appointments—on top of the stress of having unvaccinated children during a major surge, watching child hospitalizations rise, and stressing about quarantines and daycare closures.
COVID Home Test Reporting Requirements Cause Chaos for Families
The problem with reporting at-home COVID tests right now is that there is a lot of variation in terms of "what counts," which leads to confusion and uncertainty for parents everywhere.
Wordle Is My Latest Pandemic Distraction
The five-letter puzzle game, Wordle, is the latest pandemic obsession and welcome distraction from all of the things.
A Parent's Guide to COVID-19 Variants
From Omicron to Delta to Mu, learn about the COVID-19 variants being tracked by the CDC. We break down symptoms, transmissibility, vaccine effectiveness, and more.
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More Kids Are Being Hospitalized With COVID-19—But Experts Say Parents Shouldn't Worry Too Much
Pediatric hospitalizations are breaking pandemic records thanks to the highly transmissible Omicron variant, but experts say the alarming trend simply reflects the latest surge in cases. Here's what parents need to know.
What Parents Need to Know About Flurona: Double Infection With COVID-19 and Influenza
As the Omicron variant spreads across America, experts warn about the possibility of flurona, which happens when you're infected with the flu and COVID-19 at the same time. 
What Parents Need to Know About the Omicron Variant

Experts are tracking the spread of the Omicron variant, but there's still many uncertainties. Is it more transmissible than previous COVID-19 strains? Does it affect children more severely? We spoke with experts to learn more.