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Revista Peruana de Ginecología y Obstetricia

On-line version ISSN 2304-5132


PACHECO-ROMERO, José. The coronavirus conundrum New subvariants of SARS-CoV-2 subvariants COVID-19 and pregnancy Is there a bright side to the pandemic?. Rev. peru. ginecol. obstet. [online]. 2022, vol.68, n.2, 00007.  Epub July 06, 2022. ISSN 2304-5132.

Since the late 2020's it was anticipated that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus would stay with us indefinitely, but there was hope that we would be able to combat it at some point effectively so that it would not produce the severe illness and death that we were seeing at that time. The pandemic has continued with this coronavirus continually modifying itself to enter the human body more easily. The Omicron variant preferentially infects the upper respiratory tract. And some of its mutations appear to affect parts of the spike protein that bind to ACE2. One of the latest subvariants of the variants, BA.212.1, infects more people more rapidly, although cases of severe infection and deaths have declined considerably. The following is a summary of what has been known in this first quarter of the year 2022 about the particularities of the virus, how it infects and its consequences, the protection of vaccination, what's new about the pregnant woman and her newborn, and whether there is any good side to the occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords : SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus; variants; subvariants; Omicron COVID-19; Pregnant woman; Fetus; Newborn..

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