The end of New Jersey’s school mask mandate on March 7 could feel like a return to normalcy for many, but it willnot end COVID-19’s disruptive long-term consequences for a small but significant number of children — consequences that may ultimately touch many more.  They are kids such as Allie Trolaro, a high school junior from Oakland whose joy in competitive dancing has been undercut by months of extreme muscle pain and fatigue, and Chafin Pyle, a third grader in Jersey City who came out of the hospital on Christmas Day after a harrowing week of raging fevers and abdominal pain — and is still not quite himself.  To read the full story.