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Media Contact:

Lisa Black

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers expert pediatricians for interview by Skype on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is impacting families and communities. 

AAP can connect journalists with pediatricians and pediatric specialists on topics such as:

  • What are the latest clinical recommendations on prevention and treatment of COVID-19 for infants, children and teens?  

  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19 in children? How can you tell it’s not a cold or the flu?

  • Is breastfeeding safe if you have COVID-19?

  • What advice can you give to reduce anxiety, and address the mental health needs of children and parents during social isolation?

  • What tips can you give for parents who are stressed out … including parents home with a new baby, or parents who are struggling to juggle financial stress, e-learning and other difficulties? 

  • What activities are still safe for families to keep children active? Playdates (no), playgrounds (no), walks in nature (yes).  

  • Is it ok for children to have more screen time now? 

  • How can parents help teens cope with social isolation, as well as missed milestones like prom and graduation?

  • What does COVID-19 mean for children with special health care needs?

  • How are pediatricians transitioning their practices to care for children during the pandemic? Should parents keep their well-child appointments? What about routine vaccinations? What should parents do if they think their child is sick? 

  • What is the impact on pediatric practices?

To request an interview with AAP President Sara Goza or another pediatrician on these or other topics, contact Lisa Black at AAP Public Affairs, or 630-626-6084. 


The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.