The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about changes to daily life that have impacted nearly every aspect of society. While much of the focus has been on the virus itself, there have been some unexpected effects that have emerged. One of these unexpected outcomes has been a decline in childhood asthma cases. This trend has surprised some healthcare professionals, but it could be a silver lining in the midst of the pandemic. In this article, we’ll explore what’s behind this decline in childhood asthma rates, and what it could mean for the future of public health.

According to a new study by Rutgers researchers, half as many children in the United States were diagnosed with asthma in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to previous years. To read the full story.