The Jonas Brothers. From left, Joe, Nick, and Kevin Jonas.
Kevin and Danielle Jonas, Joe Jonas and his wife, Sophie Turner, and Nick Jonas and his wife, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, have donated $500,000 to the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, to support pediatric research into COVID-19 at a time when a rare syndrome is affecting children who become severely ill about four weeks after they seemed to have recovered from the disease.
Since early May, The Mount Sinai Hospital has admitted almost 20 patients between the ages of five and twenty, with multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The gift from the Jonas family will be used to support research into this inflammatory syndrome that is being conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine in areas that include genetics, bioinformatics, precision immunology, microbiology, and pediatrics.