Coronavirus Live Updates: Job Losses Widespread Even if Virus Is Not
A New York Times analysis shows why some areas of the United States see reopening as long overdue. A study suggests pregnant women are not at increased risk from the virus. The daily death toll in New York falls again.
A report by the CDC has found that pregnant people infected by Covid-19 are more likely to suffer complications. The organization detailed that pregnant people are more likely to be hospitalized, need ICU care and more likely to receive mechanical ventilation.
Conclusion Administration of antenatal corticosteroids at less than 32 weeks of gestation for hospitalized patients and less than 30 weeks of gestation for patients admitted to the ICU resulted in higher combined maternal and infant outcomes compared with expectant management for women at high risk of preterm birth with COVID-19 infection. These results can guide clinicians in their counseling and management of these pregnant women. Key Points [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Abstract | Full text
AbstractThe outbreak of COVID-19 has become a globally concerning pandemic having affected more than 5 million people worldwide. The disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is highly contagious. Only limited literature exists on the evaluation and management of pregnant women with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. In this short commentary, we inform the readers of the potential role of chest CT in symptomatic COVID-19 pregnant women and the related limitations.
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Maternity units in England are being asked to provide more checks and support during the pandemic.
Ministers promised Brits would be able to get pregnancy-test style blood kits to tell them whether they've ever had the virus back in March. But three months down the line, they still haven't materialised.
A new CDC report has found that more than 31% of pregnant women were hospitalized compared to 6% of non-pregnant women, putting mothers-to-be at a five times greater risk.
Abstract As of June 16, 2020, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in 2,104,346 cases and 116,140 deaths in the United States.* During pregnancy, women experience immunologic and physiologic changes that could increase their risk for more severe illness from respiratory infections (1,2). To date, data to assess the prevalence and severity of COVID-19 among pregnant U.S. women and determine whether signs and symptoms differ among pregnant and nonpregnant women are limited. During January 22-June 7, as part of COVID-19 surveillance, CDC received reports of 326,335 women of reproductive age (...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revamped its list of which Americans are at higher risk for severe illness from the coronavirus
In a press briefing on June 25, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said that the current official count of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. may actually be a drastic underestimate. Redfield said the new, much-higher estimate, is based on growing data from antibody testing, which picks up the presence of immune cells that react to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. People will test positive for antibodies to the virus if they have been infected—whether or not they ever got sick or even developed symptoms. Previously, testing was focused only on those with sym...