A pregnant healthcare worker was vaccinated three weeks before she delivered her baby. Antibodies from the S-protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.02.03.21250579v1) were discovered in the baby’s cord blood.
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https://www.newsmax.com/health/headline/covid-antibodies-pregnant-baby/2021/03/16/id/1014034/. A healthy, full-term female baby was born with coronavirus antibodies that provide immunity to COVID-19. The mother received a single dose of the two-dose vaccine less than one month before the baby was born. According to medical scientists, this is the first occasion for a vaccine’s protection to be extended to the fetus.
Future Babies to be Born?
https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/543413-woman-gives-birth-to-baby-with-antibodies-after. How many more thousands and probably millions of babies will carry the mRNA protection from the COVID-19 vaccine? Everyone is jumping through hoops to determine how this happened.
COVID-19 clinical trials excluded pregnant and lactating women. Pfizer is currently in Phase 2 of clinical trials for pregnant women. Babies born from vaccinated mothers will be tracked for their first six months. AstraZeneca began clinical trials for 6-17-olds one month ago.
Additionally, Pfizer began testing children from 6-17 in mid-February. Children under five years of age are scheduled for clinical trials in a couple of months. A Developmental & Reproductive Toxicology Study was submitted to the required health authorities by Pfizer recently. https://www.biopharma-reporter.com/Article/2021/02/22/Pfizer-BioNTech-to-trial-COVID-19-vaccine-in-pregnant-women-and-children.
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2775945. A study published in January 2021 in JAMA Pediatrics reported that antibodies were transferred from a mother to her fetus (across the placenta) in 72 out of 83 pregnant women testing positive for COVID-19. This discovery was conducted at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
https://theweek.com/speedreads/964234/study-suggests-newborns-covid19-protection-from-mothers-previously-infected . A recent study found pregnant women infected with COVID-19 early in their pregnancy had babies with high levels of antibodies.
The ability of pregnant women to pass on immune protection to their babies sounds terrific. However, what happens down the road. I was in high school when the drug thalidomide was removed from the market when thousands of babies were born dead or had severe birth defects.
Diethylstilbestrol (DES) is a synthetic estrogen prescribed to pregnant women from World War II through the Vietnam War. The drug was intended to prevent miscarriage and premature labor. Years later, scientists discovered it caused cancer, birth defects, and other serious health issues.
I am not predicting any sinister reaction from the current vaccines and babies’ health, but it is unknown, especially with the new technology of mRNA vaccines. I constantly remind myself that the survival rate for COVID-19 is slightly less than seasonal influenza for most people.
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