Rutgers researchers have been awarded $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to help create a national collaborative network to identify risk and protective factors that may allow clinicians or public health professionals to predict which children are at the greatest risk for serious illness from SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes COVID-19.   While children are less likely than adults to become severely ill, some develop severe acute respiratory illness and are also susceptible to multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), a critical illness that can occur several weeks after infection.  To read the full story.