Risk of COVID-19 in Pregnancy Re-Visited: A Scientific Brief

Current government health policy for coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) during pregnancy has been established from a retrospective analysis of electronically reported data showing that symptomatic pregnant women are at an increased risk of severe disease including admittance to intensive care units, invasive ventilation, and death. Recent comparative, dual cohort studies shed new light on this previous analysis by the United States Centers for Disease Control, indicating that outcomes from this analysis should be interpreted with caution. Recent studies show that data fail to support the claim that pregnant women are at increased risk for developing severe COVID-19 outcomes.

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