SSR Reflects

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SARS-CoV-2 and pregnancy: Can the novel coronavirus cross the placental barrier? 
By Rachel West

As the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, continues to spread and the hope for a potential cure or vaccine still months away, pregnant women are justifiably concerned about their safety and the risk of transmitting the virus to their fetus. News reports about vertical transmission of the virus have been conflicting at best and fearmongering at worst. Unfortunately, there is still much we don’t know about how SARS-CoV-2 and the associated disease COVID-19 might affect pregnancy. As the novel coronavirus persists, research is being conducted and published at a fevered pace and some of the data are encouraging.

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