The Post-COVID “Immunity Gap” Continues to Pummel Pediatric Wards

It’s after 9 P.M., and I’m with the pediatric night team in the children’s emergency room at my hospital. We’re admitting another toddler with a viral infection. The kid has the flu, or RSV, parainfluenza, rhinovirus, adenovirus, COVID, enterovirus, or some mix of multiple viruses—it hardly matters. She is coming into the hospital so that […]

Ukrainian youth choir defies war with messages of freedom

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — From a dank Kyiv bomb shelter to the bright stage lights of Europe’s theaters, a Ukrainian youth choir’s hymns in praise of freedom offer a kind of healing balm to its war-scarred members. The Shchedryk ensemble, described as Kyiv’s oldest professional children’s choir, were in the Danish capital this week for a […]