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Pregnancy and COVID 19 Studies #1

While Britain may be locking down again, at least their researchers are uncovering some good news.  The Imperial College of London released findings that COVID-19 infection “appears rare in newborn babies”.    Buried in the report, they also reaffirmed recommendations to NOT separate COVID-19 positive moms from their newborns after delivery. In the study, no babies died of COVID 19 although many required increased medical care for their recovery.

Chris Gale, Maria A Quigley, Anna Placzek, Marian Knight, Shamez Ladhani, Elizabeth S Draper, Don Sharkey, Cora Doherty, Helen Mactier, Jennifer J Kurinczuk. Characteristics and outcomes of neonatal SARS-CoV-2 infection in the UK: a prospective national cohort study using active surveillance. The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, 2020; DOI: 10.1016/S2352-4642(20)30342-4

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