In case you missed it: July 19 to July 23

It was a very busy week for the Contemporary Pediatrics team.

This week’s top articles included:

AAP recommends universal masking in school for kids older than 2 years

The newest guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that all students aged older than 2 years should wear masks for in-person learning.

Examining the disparities in school reopening last fall

Much was made about how virtual learning was an imperfect substitute for in-person education that left many sociodemographic groups behind. When schools reopened for in-person education, were those groups left behind again?

Parents and teens want to discuss reproductive health

A report indicates that both parents and teenagers want to have discussions on sexual and reproductive health during preventive visits, but those discussions may not be happening as often as they should be.

How prevalent is long COVID in children?

Often discussed in adult patients, the likelihood of long COVID-19 in children is less well known. A research letter offers insight.