International Research Review

International Research Review2021-03-08T11:41:45-05:00

What we know about COVID & pregnancy

Pregnant people are at an increased risk of adverse effects from SARS-CoV-2 infection (the infection that causes COVID-19 disease) and are more likely to be admitted to an intensive care unit compared to non-pregnant individuals (1-4). Overall, people with COVID-19 who are pregnant are 2.65 times more likely to require hospitalization and 5.46 times more likely to be admitted to ICU than non-pregnant individuals with COVID-19 (4). COVID-19 has also been associated with increased risks of preeclampsia, preterm birth, and other adverse pregnancy outcomes (5). Thus, vaccination is an important tool for ensuring a healthy pregnancy.

August 4, 2022|International research review|

Vaccinating Children against COVID-19: the Benefits Outweigh the Risks

As a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is now available for school-aged children, it is important to reflect on the multiple streams of benefits arising from their rapid roll-out. Successful immunization campaigns protect children from severe disease, help lower community transmission of the virus, allow the re-establishment of social networks, see the continuance of in-class schooling, and permit the full resumption of extra-curricular activities.

December 1, 2021|International research review|
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