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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
..."Damaging a fetal security system
The good news about the coronavirus is that it seldom crosses the placenta, the organ tasked with protecting a developing fetus from infections and providing it with oxygen. So moms with Covid rarely give the virus to their children before birth.

That’s important, because some viruses that directly infect the fetus — such as Zika — can cause devastating birth defects, said Dr. Karin Nielsen-Saines, a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.

But studies also suggest that inflammation from a mother’s Covid infection can injure the placenta, said Dr. Jeffery Goldstein, an assistant professor of pathology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. In a study published last year, Goldstein and his co-authors found that placentas from Covid-infected moms had more abnormal blood vessels than placentas from patients without Covid, making it harder for them to deliver sufficient oxygen to the fetus.

Placental damage can also lead to preeclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy that can cause a mother’s blood pressure to spike.

Preeclampsia occurs when blood vessels in the placenta don’t develop or function properly, forcing the mother’s heart to work harder to get blood to the fetus, which may not receive enough oxygen and nutrients. Preeclampsia also predisposes women to heart attacks and strokes later in life."...
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SFC Terry Stinnett
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For more history on pandemics
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Newbery Honor Book) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NS3UNQC/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_RR6S0C8CZHSQEJEKGSPY
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