December 18th According to Reuters on the 18th, a study conducted in Singapore found that all five pregnant women diagnosed with COVID-19 gave birth to their own antibodies to the novel coronavirus. However, the researchers also said that the extent to which antibodies protect babies is still unclear.
The study reportedly surveyed 16 women, most of whom were less infected with the novel coronavirus, and the severity of the infection was positively correlated with the physical index (squared of weight to height) among older women.
This trend is similar to the general population. According to the data of the Singapore obstetrics and gynaecology study, five pregnant women diagnosed with COVID-19 were all born with antibodies.
The researchers said that the number of antibodies in infants varies, and mothers infected near childbirth have more antibodies in their babies. The researchers further said that whether the number of antibodies will decrease as the baby grows up needs to be continuously verified through monitoring.