Ariana Eunjung Cha, Washington Post

Ariana Eunjung Cha

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Recent articles by Ariana Eunjung:

‘This is a crisis’: Tens of thousands of children affected by pandemic-related deaths of parents

New study estimates 140,000 children have experienced the death of a primary caregiver due to covid or other causes in excess of what might be expected in a typical year. → Read More

Parenting a child under 12 in the age of delta: ‘It’s like a fire alarm every day’

Parenting a child under 12 can be maddening and scary during normal times, but the delta variant — and an increase in pediatric covid cases — has taken things to a new level. → Read More

A Calif. elementary school teacher took off her mask for a read-aloud. Within days, half her class was positive for delta.

The Marin County, Calif. outbreak, detailed in a new CDC report, underscores the risks for unvaccinated children under 12 as delta rampages across the country. → Read More

Pediatricians besieged by parents seeking coronavirus shots for kids under 12

Jason Goldstein has every incentive to get his youngest child vaccinated. The 11-year-old has health issues that could make covid-19 particularly dangerous... → Read More

‘This is real’: Fear and hope in an Arkansas pediatric ICU

As the delta variant surges, some experts worry we may be entering the most dangerous moment in the pandemic for children. → Read More

Transplant patients, some others with immune issues, stuck in limbo as country reopens

Early research shows that 15 to 80 percent of people with certain medical conditions, such as specific blood cancers or organ transplants, are generating few antibodies after coronavirus vaccines. → Read More

The future of coronavirus testing is in Greenville, N.C.

One million testing kits, 40,000 families and an ambitious bid to stop community transmission. → Read More

CDC recommends pregnant women get coronavirus vaccine

Agency director Rochelle Walensky cited data showing ‘no safety concerns’ for more than 35,000 women in their third trimester or for their babies. → Read More

Are youth sports an engine of B.1.1.7 outbreaks?

Several states are now prioritizing asymptomatic student athletes as outbreaks put vulnerable, unvaccinated adults at risk. → Read More

These children had covid-19. Now, they have long-haul symptoms.

Some children who were infected with the coronavirus last spring or summer are still feeling its effects. → Read More

‘An accelerated cauldron of evolution’: Covid-19 patients with cancer, HIV, may play a role in emergence of variants

Some hospitalized patients with weakened immune systems were shown to harbor mutating viruses months before those variants were discovered in the outside world. → Read More

A viral tsunami: How the underestimated coronavirus took over the world

That virus would slowly reveal its secrets — and proceed to shut down much of the planet, killing more than 2.5 million people in the most disruptive global health disaster since the influenza pandemic of 1918. → Read More

Coronavirus medical mystery: Baby with high viral load puzzles researchers

Doctors concerned about mutations urge more genomic sequencing of children’s infections. → Read More

False claims tying coronavirus vaccines to infertility drive doubts among women of childbearing age

Health officials worry their hesitation may affect efforts to reach immunization targets. → Read More

Biden makes tackling racial, ethnic inequities during coronavirus pandemic a priority

Since the first wave of the coronavirus hit in March, public health officials have expressed alarm that Blacks, Latinos and other people of color are more likely to fall ill with covid-19 than their White counterparts — and more likely to die. → Read More

Artificial intelligence and covid-19: Can the machines save us?

Scientists are deploying computer programs to make sense of the jumble of medical records, DNA sequences and clinical trials data — and their work is starting to bear fruit. → Read More

Evidence grows that children may play a larger role in transmission than previously believed

The latest study is small, but it shows that kids' rates of infection and viral loads may make them silent spreaders. → Read More

Forty percent of people with coronavirus infections have no symptoms. Might they be the key to ending the pandemic?

New research raises the possibility that some of us may be partially protected due to past encounters with “common cold” coronaviruses. → Read More

Can you get coronavirus twice? Doctors are unsure even as anecdotal reports mount

When Sophie Cunningham, a guard for the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, returned to training last... → Read More

How long should you isolate if you test positive for the coronavirus? New CDC guidance says 10 days, not 14

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's self-isolation rules have been a facet of pandemic life in the nation since March. Those who test positive for the coronavirus but who do not have symptoms have counted down the minutes until they could be free to venture out, while the sick have worried about how long they could be a danger to their loved ones. Now, the Centers for Disease… → Read More