May has been an active month for PIDS on social media, highlighted by a robust, positive response, both from our membership and the general public, to our position statement on the health impacts of systemic racism and the George Floyd protests nationwide.

PIDS News on SoMe - 

  • "Structural racism is more harmful to the health and wellbeing of children than infectious diseases" - Read the PIDS statement on the public health concerns of people of color here: Our society's statement has subsequently been reported on by Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times:
  • PIDS launched a free online educational program in the second week of May: Vaccine Education from Training to Practice. Supported by PIDS, @ChildrensMercy and @VUMCHealth. #CoVERPIDS
  • JPIDS is accepting submissions for a special issue: "COVID-19: A Focus on Pediatrics", seeking to highlight the challenges and effects of the pandemic that are unique to children.
  • PIDS supported the launching of the Pediatric COVID-19 Case Registry - a nationwide registry of COVID-19 cases for patients <21 years of age. Submit a case at
  • PIDS hosted the PIDS Virtual Town Hall on May 19th on Multi-inflammatory Syndrome in Children and COVID-19, with Drs Choueiter, Chiotos, Ardura, and Zachariah. If you missed it, catch the recording here:

Journal articles of note:

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