COVID-19 infection in pregnancy is studied

Researchers studying infection rates in Washington state found a 70% higher rate of SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnant women than in similarly aged adults who were not pregnant.

"The idea that pregnant women were not at risk from COVID19 is a myth. And this means to us that the exclusion of pregnant patients from the vaccine trials was a mistake. Although we will soon have more information regarding the risks of COVID-19 vaccination in pregnant healthcare workers who are being vaccinated now, we should’ve known this before," says Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UW School of Medicine.

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