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Southern California birthday party blamed for virus cluster – Yahoo News

May 9th, 2020
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The Pasadena Public Health Department used contact tracing — investigating the history of contact between a patient and others — to discover the cluster, officials said. Five people tested positive, but health officials found “many more ill individuals” whose tests were not yet reported, the department said in a statement.

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“The index case, or the first patient in the outbreak identified with the disease, was coughing and not wearing a face covering at the party. Guests were also not wearing face coverings or practicing social distancing.”

City spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said the party took place around Easter, April 12, at a private home where attendees were inside and outdoors. “No social distancing, face covering or masks,” she said by email.

“One family member joked she was coughing and probably had the virus,” Derderian said.

The spokeswoman said that by law positive COVID-19 cases must be reported to the health department. Officials there credit contact tracing with preventing the cluster from becoming an outright outbreak because patients have been identified and isolated.

“We’re grateful to our large team of public health nurses, case investigators, and contact tracers who help track the virus and prevent the disease from spreading to other members of our community,” the department’s Dr. Matthew Feaster said in its statement.

Officials say the case illustrates why it wouldn’t be wise to gather for Mother’s Day on Sunday.

“Our fear is people will gather on Mother’s Day with a false sense of security because more retail, even if just curbside, is opening up around us,” Derderian said. “Don’t give into guilt of physically seeing mom unless she’s physically been in your immediate household otherwise the guilt will be more extreme after the fact if mom or grandma be some ill.”

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Apple Leaks Reveal Radical New MacBook Pro – Forbes

May 9th, 2020

3 White House coronavirus task force members in quarantine –

May 9th, 2020

Three members of the White House coronavirus task force placed themselves in quarantine after contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, another stark reminder that not even one of the U.S.’s most secure buildings is immune from the virus.

Anthony Fauci, a high-profile member of the coronavirus response team, is considered to be at relatively low risk based on the degree of his exposure, according to a representative for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Fauci, the 79-year-old NIAID director, has tested negative for COVID-19 and he will continue to be tested regularly, the official said in an emailed statement.

Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will be “teleworking for the next two weeks” after it was determined he had a “low risk exposure” to a person at the White House, the CDC said in a statement Saturday evening. The statement said he felt fine and has no symptoms.

Just a few hours earlier, the Food and Drug Administration confirmed that FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn had come in contact with someone who tested positive and was in self-quarantine for the next two weeks. He tested negative for the virus.

Both men were scheduled to testify before a Senate committee on Tuesday, along with infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, also a task force member. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, the chair of the panel, said the White House will allow the two men to testify by videoconference, a one-time exception to the administration’s policies on hearing testimony.

Trump ‘not worried’

Vice-President Mike Pence’s press secretary tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday, making her the second person who works at the White House complex known to test positive for the virus this week. White House officials had confirmed Thursday that a member of the military serving as one of Trump’s valets had tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

President Donald Trump, who publicly identified the affected Pence aide as spokesperson Katie Miller, said he was “not worried” about the virus spreading in the White House. Nonetheless, officials said they were stepping up safety protocols for the complex.

U.S. President Donald Trump is pictured in the White House on Saturday. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

Miller had been in recent contact with Pence but not with the president and had tested negative a day earlier. She is married to Stephen Miller, a top Trump adviser. The White House had no immediate comment on whether Stephen Miller had been tested or if he was still working in the White House.

The CDC and FDA would not disclose the identity of the person who had tested positive and with whom the agency leaders had come in contact.

Top military leaders meet without masks

Redfield sought to use the exposure as a teachable moment. The CDC statement said if he must go to the White House to fulfil any responsibilities as part of the coronavirus task force, he will follow CDC practices for critical infrastructure workers. Those guidelines call for Redfield and anyone working on the task force to have their temperature taken and screened for symptoms each day, wear a face covering and distance themselves from others.

Trump has resisted wearing a mask, and in a meeting with the nation’s top military leaders Saturday evening, he did not wear a mask during the brief portion that reporters were allowed to view. The generals around Trump also did not wear a mask, but participants did sit a few feet away from each other.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, senior military leaders and members of Trump’s national security team in the White House on Saturday. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

FDA spokesperson Stephanie Caccomo said Hahn tested negative for the virus after he learned of the contact. He wrote a note to staff on Friday to alert them.

Six people who had been in contact with Miller were scheduled to fly with Pence on Friday to Des Moines, Iowa, on Air Force Two. They were removed from the flight just before it took off, according to a senior administration official.

None of those people was exhibiting symptoms, but were asked to deplane so they could be tested “out of an abundance of caution,” a senior administration official told reporters travelling with Pence. All six later tested negative, the White House said.

Pence’s staff tested less frequently

The official said staff in the West Wing are tested regularly but much of Pence’s staff — which works next door in the Executive Office Building — are tested less frequently. Katie Miller was not on the plane and had not been scheduled to be on the trip.

Pence, who is tested on a regular basis, was tested Friday. Miller tweeted she was “doing well” and looked forward to getting back to work.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said the administration was stepping up mitigation efforts already recommended by public health experts and taking other unspecified precautions to ensure the safety of the president. He said the White House was “probably the safest place that you can come,” but that he was reviewing further steps to keep Trump and Pence safe.

The White House requires daily temperature checks of anyone who enters the White House complex and has encouraged social distancing among those working in the building. The administration has also directed regular deep cleaning of all work spaces. Anyone who comes in close proximity to the president and vice-president is tested daily for COVID-19.

Trump’s valet’s case marked the first known instance where a person who has come in close proximity to the president has tested positive since several people present at his private Florida club were diagnosed with COVID-19 in early March.

The White House was moving to shore up its protection protocols to protect the nation’s political leaders. Trump said some staffers who interact with him closely would now be tested daily. Pence told reporters Thursday that both he and Trump would now be tested daily as well.

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May 9th, 2020

Rare inflammatory syndrome linked to Covid-19 kills 3 kids in New York, says governor Andrew Cuomo – Hindustan Times

May 9th, 2020

Three children in New York have died from a rare inflammatory syndrome believed to be linked to the novel coronavirus, governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday, a development that may augur a pandemic risk for the very young.

Both Cuomo and his counterpart in the neighbouring state of New Jersey also spoke on Saturday about the pandemic’s growing toll on mental health, another factor on the minds of governors as they weigh the impact of mounting job losses against health risks in moving to loosen restrictions on daily life.

Nearly all of the 50 US states will have taken steps to relax lockdown measures by this weekend, including states like Arizona and Mississippi, which are reporting increasing infections of Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, highlighting the risk of a new wave of outbreaks.

Cuomo told a daily briefing that he was increasingly worried about a syndrome that shares symptoms with toxic shock and Kawasaki disease, which he said included inflammation of the blood vessels and potentially fatal damage to the heart.

He said three children – including a five-year old disclosed on Friday – have died from such symptoms while also testing positive for Covid-19 or related antibodies, suggesting a link that was still not fully understood.

Cuomo, who has emerged as a leading national voice on states’ response to the coronavirus crisis, said state health officials were reviewing 73 similar cases, which have rattled a prior assumption that children were largely not susceptible to the novel coronavirus.

“We are not so sure that is the fact anymore. Toddler, elementary school children are presenting symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease or toxic shock-like syndrome,” Cuomo said. “It’s very possible that this has been going on for several weeks and it hasn’t been diagnosed as related to COVID.”

Cuomo said state health officials had partnered with the New York Genome Center and the Rockefeller University to look at whether there is a genetic basis for the syndrome and have been asked by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop national criteria for identifying and treating cases.

The syndrome shares symptoms with toxic shock and Kawasaki disease, which is associated with fever, skin rashes, swelling of the glands, and in severe cases, inflammation of arteries of the heart. Scientists are still trying to determine whether the syndrome is linked with the new coronavirus because not all children with it have tested positive for the virus.

At a separate briefing, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said the death of a four-year old disclosed on Friday was not related to the syndrome. “This is a very specific situation with this blessed little kid and we are going to leave it at that.”


New York and New Jersey are at the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, accounting for nearly half of the 77,737 American deaths from Covid-19, according to a Reuters tally, and the two states have among the strictest lockdown rules still in place.

They are also at the center of a devastating economic toll underscored in government data released on Friday showing the US unemployment rate rose to 14.7% last month, up from 3.5% in February and shattering the post-World War Two record of 10.8% set in November 1982.

Cuomo said his state has seen increasing reports of mental health issues, substance abuse and domestic violence, all tied to the economic stress and isolation of the lockdowns.

On Friday a study released by the Well Being Trust and the American Academy of Family Physicians estimated an additional 75,000 people could lose their lives to suicide, drugs and other contributors to “deaths of despair” stemming from the crisis.

Murphy echoed those concerns.

“The cure for the health crisis is keeping people isolated,” Murphy told his briefing. “You add to that job loss, small businesses that have been crushed. It’s a toxic mix.”

Cuomo said 226 New Yorkers died from Covid-19 on Friday, up from 216 a day earlier, but less than half the levels recorded two weeks ago. He said hospitalizations and intubations continued their downward trend, further evidence the state has gained a measure of control over the virus.

Murphy said an additional 166 residents of his state had died over the past 24 hours from Covid-19, bringing its total fatalities to 9,116, while total cases rose by 1,759 to 137,085.

On a positive note, Murphy said the number of people hospitalized for the disease continued to fall, with the 422 patients discharged over the past 24 hours outpacing the 364 newly admitted for treatment.

Yet Murphy warned against complacency and said his constituents should continue to practice social distancing.

“We are not out of the woods, folks. Let’s not forget that,” he said.


California birthday party had a coughing guest without a mask. Now at least 5 people are infected with coronavirus – The Mercury News

May 9th, 2020

Public health officials in Pasadena have traced a cluster of COVID-19 cases back to a single birthday party that occurred in early April, officials announced Saturday, May 9.

The disease investigation team discovered “more than five laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases and many more ill individuals” among those who attended the party, according to a city statement.

The first person from the party identified with the disease, which is caused by the coronavirus, was coughing and not wearing a face covering at the event, according to the Pasadena Public Health Department. Other guests also did not wear face coverings or practice social distancing, investigators said.

The party, which included the host’s extended family and friends, took place both indoors and outdoors in a private home. People of all ages were present, according to city officials.

City spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said five people “that we know of” — the five whose cases have been confirmed — were tested for COVID-19. As of Saturday morning, there were not any pending test results from the party.

As for the “many more” individuals who are ill, Derderian could not provide a specific number but said, “several people have reported symptoms but weren’t tested.”

Derderian said the city referred those people to the Rose Bowl testing site and recommended they quarantine, but Pasadena does not have the regulatory authority to require them to do so.

As for whether the number of cases linked to the party may continue to climb, Derderian said it’s possible.

On Saturday, Pasadena health officials reported 11 new cases of the virus in the city, for a total of 542 since the outbreak began, but added no new deaths to its total of 65.

Health officials said the cluster should serve as a reminder about the city’s health order, which bans gatherings of all sizes.

“Pasadena residents who stay home keep themselves and their loved ones protected from COVID-19,” said Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, the Pasadena Public Health Department’s director and health officer. “Although we are moving forward with small modifications to the Safer at Home Order, gatherings of people who do not live in the same household are still prohibited.

“The virus remains highly contagious. Social distancing, frequent hand washing, and wearing face coverings remain our best defenses against the further spread of COVID-19 in our community.”

The news came as health departments throughout the state double down on contact tracing efforts to identify as many people as possible who may have been exposed to the virus.

Earlier this week, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a partnership with UC San Francisco and UCLA to mobilize 20,000 so-called “disease detectives” over the next two months as the state slowly begins to ease stay-at-home orders.

As part of the program, the universities will work with health departments, including Pasadena’s, to train workers to track and help isolate those possibly infected with the deadly virus.

In Pasadena, it seems contact tracing — which Derderian said is a “very staff- and time-intensive process” — has already begun to pay off.


Mysterious Coronavirus Illness Claims 3 Children in New York – The New York Times

May 9th, 2020

A mysterious syndrome has killed three young children in New York and sickened 73 others, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Saturday, an alarming rise in a phenomenon that was first publicly identified earlier this week.

The syndrome, a toxic-shock inflammation that affects the skin, the eyes, blood vessels and the heart, can leave children seriously ill, with some patients requiring mechanical ventilation. Many of the symptoms bear some resemblance to a rare childhood illness called Kawasaki disease, which can lead to inflammation of the blood vessels, especially the coronary arteries.

“The illness has taken the lives of three young New Yorkers,” Mr. Cuomo said during his daily briefing in Manhattan. “This is new. This is developing.”

Until now, parents and public health experts had found some solace in the notion that the coronavirus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, largely spared children the worst effects of an illness that has claimed more than 21,000 lives in New York State alone. But any sense of relief was shattered this week when a 5-year-old in New York City died from the syndrome, which doctors described as a “pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome.”

A handful of cases have been reported in other states, including Louisiana, Mississippi and California. At least 50 cases have been reported in European countries, including Britain, France, Switzerland, Spain and Italy.

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Mr. Cuomo said that many of the children, some just toddlers, had not shown respiratory symptoms commonly associated with the coronavirus when they arrived at the hospital but that all of them had tested positive for Covid-19 or its antibodies.

“So it is still very much a situation that is developing, but it is a serious situation,” he added.

The state will be working with the New York Genome Center and Rockefeller University to determine what is causing the illness, which Mr. Cuomo described on Saturday as “truly disturbing.”

He did not elaborate on the deaths of the two additional children.

“We were laboring under the impression that young people were not affected by Covid-19, and that was actually good news,” Mr. Cuomo said. “We still have a lot to learn about this virus.”

Mr. Cuomo has asked parents to be vigilant in looking for symptoms such as prolonged fever, severe abdominal pain, change in skin color, racing heart and chest pain.

Before the announcement of the deaths attributed to the new illness, fewer than four children younger than 10 had died of the virus in New York, according to the most recent breakdown from the state. Mr. Cuomo said the state was working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine whether the confounding illness had been affecting children infected with the virus before this week.

“It is very possible that this has been going on for several weeks and it hasn’t been diagnosed as related to Covid,” Mr. Cuomo said.

On Monday, the New York City Health Department issued a bulletin asking doctors to report any cases of the syndrome. At the time, the health authorities said they knew of 15 such cases, involving patients ages 2 to 15, who had been in intensive care units since April 17.

Earlier this week, one Long Island hospital, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said it had treated 25 children with symptoms of the syndrome that ranged from reddened tongues to enlarged coronary arteries.

While some of the symptoms are similar to Kawasaki disease, including fever, abdominal pain and sometimes a raised rash, doctors who have treated hospitalized children in recent weeks said there appeared to be differences in how the coronavirus-related condition affects the heart.

Toxic shock is a rare complication of Kawasaki disease, but many of the children affected with the coronavirus-related syndrome were in shock with very low blood pressure and an impaired ability to circulate oxygen and nutrients to vital organs. Whereas Kawasaki disease can produce coronary aneurysms when left untreated, the new syndrome seems to mostly involve inflammation of coronary arteries and other blood vessels.

Doctors in New York have noted that cases of the new syndrome began to appear a month or so after a surge of Covid-19 in the region. That timing, experts say, suggests that the illness may be a post-infectious immune response to infection with the virus.

Treatments have included steroids, intravenous immunoglobulin, high-dose aspirin and antibiotics, as well as supportive oxygen through the nose, a mask or, in the most serious cases, a ventilator. Most children who are intubated can be removed from the ventilators within a few days, doctors said.

Although much about the illness remains unclear, experts believe children may be at greater risk for the syndrome because their immune systems are not fully developed. But there are no clues yet as to why some children get sick and not others. Many of the children have been previously healthy, and the syndrome does not appear to run in families.

Doctors have turned to genetic testing to see whether there is a predisposition or genetic reason one child falls ill even as siblings seem unscathed.


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Should You Get A Coronavirus Antibody Test? – HuffPost

May 9th, 2020

A slew of tests coming onto the market are designed to help determine whether people have previously been infected with COVID-19. But while many may be eager to know if they have already had the disease and since recovered, there’s a lot of uncertainty about the accuracy of the tests.

These tests are different from the ones used to diagnose a person with a coronavirus infection. Instead, these antibody tests, also called serological tests, are supposed to detect signs from your immune system that indicate your body has already fought off the virus.

In the case of many infections, your immune system develops antibodies to resist infections, which can stick around and make you immune to catching that sickness again. If that proves to be true for the coronavirus, knowing that you’ve already been exposed to and recovered from the illness could mean it’s safe to resume normal activities without risking another infection or passing along the virus.

That’s why officials including National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci have floated the idea of so-called immunity passports or cards indicating a person has had a positive antibody test. But the World Health Organization has decreed that this would be premature, because like so many things with this virus, more is unknown than known at this point.

For one, scientists have not yet determined whether prior exposure to the coronavirus makes people immune. And the antibody tests are rushing to the market without full approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA initially took a lenient approach to test manufacturers due to the public health emergency, which led to more than one hundred options coming to market, many of dubious quality. The agency has since tightened its approval process in an effort to ensure more reliable, accurate tests.

The major risks of an inaccurate test are twofold.

First, incorrect test results indicating the presence of coronavirus antibodies in a person who wasn’t actually infected ― called a false positive ― could make a patient wrongly believe they were safe. Second, incorrect test results showing no antibodies in a patient who actually was infected ― called a false negative ― could cause a patient to continue quarantining without a reason. Even a test that’s correct 98% of the time would generate too many false results to be considered truly reliable from both a patient health and a public health perspective.

Part of the problem is that tests designed to be very sensitive to any coronavirus antibodies are more likely to detect them, meaning there would be more false positives. By contrast, tests that are designed to look for very specific antibodies can miss others that are present, leading to false negatives, explained Henry Chambers, an infectious diseases expert at the University of California San Francisco’s School of Medicine.

HuffPost spoke to Chambers about what people should know about coronavirus antibody tests and what they should consider if they want to get one.

What does a coronavirus antibody test measure?

It’s a test on [blood] serum for reactivity of one of these antibody proteins that your human immune response makes in response to, say, a prior infection. So, you know, there’s any number of antibody tests to see if you’ve developed an immune response to some infectious agent. For some diseases, though, the presence of antibodies does not protect against ongoing infection or reinfection.

Who should and who shouldn’t get an antibody test?

I don’t think we know the answer of who should and who shouldn’t get an antibody test in terms of individuals or big populations. But how it’s being deployed is to get a sense of another way of determining how far the virus has spread in the population by seeing the number of people that are tested who react to the virus who have a specific antibody.

So how might it be useful for you as an individual? Let’s say that you were in New York City and maybe you had an illness that was consistent with COVID-19 but your doctor told you to stay at home, monitor yourself, and if you got worse to come in and see him, because he didn’t want you to show up and overburden the system. Then, some time later, if you want to see if that illness that you had was COVID, the test would be useful.

If you had COVID and you wanted to donate plasma for use treating another individual, then you could get an antibody test and that would determine the amount of antibody that you had.

If you’re in a very low-prevalence setting, the test is probably going to be negative because if only one in 1,000 people is infected ― 99.9% are going to be negative. So it doesn’t really provide a lot of assurance unless there is a significant amount of prevalence in the community, in a place like New York, for example. But in the low-prevalence setting, a positive test is more likely to be a false positive. If you want some peace of mind and you’re looking for a negative test, it’s probably going to be negative anyway.

Getting one on your own, unless you’re pretty sophisticated, it’s going to be hard to know what [the result] means, and that’s why I would have a health professional order the test and interpret it for you.

Does a positive antibody test mean you definitely had the coronavirus?

Let’s say you were on a cruise ship, and you didn’t get tested but 70% of the cruise ship population was infected and you had an illness. In that setting, it could be useful because you already know that you were in an exposure situation; you know you had symptoms; and a positive test would have a good predictive value because it was likely the test would be positive. As the likelihood of exposure goes down, then you have to worry about false positives.

Does a negative antibody test mean you definitely have not had the coronavirus?

No. It makes it unlikely, but there are false negatives. Let’s say that you had a very mild infection, for example. We don’t know how robust the antibody response is. Or let’s say that you were asymptomatically infected. That’s going to require further research in populations to tell if the test performs differently in people who had an asymptomatic infection. Because it might be that if you didn’t have a very robust immune response to the infection, your antibody didn’t develop. We just don’t know at this time for sure.

Does a positive antibody test mean you’re immune to contracting the coronavirus again?

That is not yet known, for two reasons. One is that the antibody test is qualitative, not quantitative. It tells you that antibodies have been produced, but not the amount present and not whether the antibodies interact with the virus in such a way that it prevents it from establishing an infection, which is known as “neutralizing.” So all of that also has to be worked out.

I think most experts think that people who have been infected will be immune, and that is the whole basis for this “herd immunity” idea: that individuals are not subject to reinfection once they have cleared the infection. It is a guesstimate about this virus, because one thing we know about this is we don’t know a lot.

What value do these test results have to researchers working on disease surveillance and drug and vaccine development?

The virus test tells you confirmed cases and then that allows you to characterize the death number among known cases, but not the death rate overall. You can get a case death rate ― you know, I had 100 cases and five people died. But if that hundred cases is really 1,000, that’s 900 cases you don’t even know about. Antibody testing allows you to put a better number on the mortality rate to make projections about demands on the health care system, and tells you how well the measures that you’re using to mitigate transmission have performed.

Antibody tests will also be used to monitor the efficacy of a vaccine, at least in early phases, to make sure that you get an antibody response to the vaccine. It will allow you to deploy your vaccine in a strategic manner. Let’s say 20% of the population’s infected; you will be able to decide whether to vaccinate everybody or focus on those who are serologically negative.

Are the tests available today reliable?

Even if a test sounds pretty good ― 98% of the time, it was right ― two out of 100 will give you a false positive.

There’s always a trade-off between sensitivity and specificity. When you start dialing up one, the other gets worse. If you want to not miss somebody who’s been infected, you’re going to have a very sensitive test, but you’re going to misclassify a large number of people who weren’t infected.

The way around that is confirmatory testing. So you do test A and it says you’re positive, and then you say, OK, I’m going to confirm that with an independent test B. If that test is also positive, then it increases the likelihood that you really have been infected. If it’s negative, you’ve called into question the first test and increased the likelihood that you have not been infected. There are testing strategies that can allow you to determine the accuracy of a test, and the only way we’re going to get these answers is to start testing.

This transcript has been edited for length and clarity.

Experts are still learning about the novel coronavirus. The information in this story is what was known or available as of press time, but it’s possible guidance around COVID-19 could change as scientists discover more about the virus. Please check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the most updated recommendations.

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3 New York Children Die Of Mystery Illness Believed To be Linked To COVID19 | NBC Nightly News – NBC News

May 9th, 2020

New York state is investigating 73 cases of what doctors are calling “pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome.” NBC News found cases of the rare condition, thought to be linked to coronavirus, in at least 8 other states and Washington, D.C.» Subscribe to NBC News:
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3 New York Children Die Of Mystery Illness Believed To be Linked To COVID19 | NBC Nightly News