The coronavirus pandemic may have actually helped some kids avoid a long-term lung disease. According to a new Rutgers study that published in Respiratory Research, new diagnoses of asthma among minors decreased by 52% during the first year of the pandemic, compared to the previous three years. Researchers analyzed nationwide data related to privately insured children. The Rutgers study is believed to be the first to present this trend in the U.S. — a study out of Japan showed similar findings there. To read the full story.