COVID-19, a Disease of Enigma Why Pregnant Women are Less Vulnerable?

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Yifru Berhan


Until proved otherwise, Covid-19 or SARS CoV- 2 infection is a disease of the century that turns the world upside down and inside out at multidimensional aspects of human life. Since its emergence, it has created a lot of confusion and uncertainty on its ultrafast speed of spread in the temperate climate zone and the bizarre course of the disease state. The so far relatively spared tropical countries may be explained by the humid and hot weather as it was the case for the majority of influenza and other human coronaviruses pandemics; for which, the less conduciveness of the weather for the survival of the SARS CoV-2 outside the human body may be attributed to. In the interest of this editorial, the less morbid and less fatal nature of the Covid-19 to pregnant women has also opened a lot of discussions and countless speculations. This is because; while their immunity is weaker than non- pregnant women, the high resistance of pregnant women to Covid-19 is a paradox for many investigators.

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Yifru Berhan, Addis Ababa University

Yifru Berhan, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
St Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.