Among children, COVID-19 was the eighth-leading cause of death from any cause and first in deaths caused by infectious or respiratory disease.
A randomized trial in Canada finds that COVID-19 patients in the audit and feedback group had lower antibiotic use but similar outcomes to patients treated with standard of care.
Deaths and struggling health systems are among ongoing concerns, and the group will likely meet again in 3 months to reassess developments.
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