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  1. Nick Brown, Editor-in-Chief1,2,3
  1. 1 Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH), Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  2. 2 Department of Paediatrics, Länssjukhuset Gävle-Sandviken, Gävle, Sweden
  3. 3 Department of Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nick Brown, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH), Uppsala University, Uppsala SE 75105, Sweden; nickjwbrown{at}gmail.com

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So many more questions, but at the same time so much knowledge gleaned in such a short time. COVID-19 continues appropriately to dominate the headlines but, while only weeks ago, most literature was in the realm of speculative, we now have (at least some) robust data on which to base our advice and practice. And perhaps, to invert a Runsfeldianism, we also know more about what we don’t know… and the breadth of this month’s manuscripts testify to this: UK reference data ( see page 613 ), global health implications ( see page 616 and the WHO group, see page 620 ), the arguments around school closure ( see page 618 ), the disappearance of children from emergency departments ( see page 704 ) and (and this is unexpectedly dystopian) the implications for chronic disease management using inflammatory bowel disease as an example ( see page 706 ). Despite the emerging Kawasaki like inflammatory syndrome (PIMS-TS), no one would debate children’s relative resistance to severe infection. We still know very little about …

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