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Revista Peruana de Ginecología y Obstetricia

On-line version ISSN 2304-5132


PACHECO-ROMERO, José. The coronavirus conundrum - Consequences of the SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans - The brain - Pregnant women and newborns. Rev. peru. ginecol. obstet. [online]. 2023, vol.69, n.2, 00007.  Epub July 06, 2023. ISSN 2304-5132.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus continues to replicate. Its new variants would not be causing the deaths and serious hospitalizations of the years 2020-2022, so the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the end of the state of health emergency. Until May 24, 2023, the WHO coronavirus dashboard shows more than 766 million confirmed cases, and about 7 million deaths in the world, with greater concentration in Europe, Western Pacific, and America (especially the U.S.A. and Brazil). Europe and China prepare for new virus breakthroughs. Therefore, health precaution is recommended, as well as compliance with vaccination and boosters, and the development of new vaccines. We comment on the fragility of randomized trials published in the first two years of the pandemic, as well as recent findings of which patients with COVID could develop long COVID. It is important to know the new scopes on the affectation of the coronavirus on the pregnant woman, the fetus and the neonate and the initial follow-up of the latter.

Keywords : Coronavirus infections; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; Viral replication; SARSCoV-2 vaccines; Cerebrum; Pregnant woman; Fetus; Newborn.

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