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Clarifying the Sweeping Consequences of COVID-19 in Pregnant Women, Newborns, and Children With Existing Cohorts

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To understand the consequences of COVID-19 in Pregnant Women, Newborns, and Children with existing cohorts
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The sweeping consequences of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic for pregnant women, newborns, and children remain uncharted. The greatest outcomes may not be on those with known infections, who have dominated the early avalanche of literature. Interactions between humans and viruses evolve over time, judging from previous pandemic histories, and we will soon lose the opportunity to understand the current one. This Viewpoint suggests that the only way to truly capture the long-term consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for these groups may be in agile reconfiguration of existing, large birth cohort studies.

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Article Information

Corresponding Author: Melissa Wake, MD, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia (melissa.wake@mcri.edu.au).

Published Online: August 10, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.2395

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Wake is supported by Australian National Health & Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship (grant 1160906). No other disclosures were reported.

Additional Contributions: We thank Joseph Irvin Harwell, MD, Brown University, for his comments. He was not compensated for his contributions.

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