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In the race for coronavirus vaccines, don’t leave pregnant women behind

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As several thousand people become newly infected each day with the novel coronavirus Covid-19, and some die of it, there are accelerated efforts to develop new coronavirus vaccines. The World Health Organization has activated its R&D Blueprintnew investments are in the pipeline, and multiple vaccine candidates are expected to advance to clinical trials.

But as the world rushes to develop new vaccines against Covid-19, there is a real risk that pregnant women and their babies will not be among those who are able to benefit from them.