Coronavirus (1419) Differences in pregnancy and perinatal outcomes among symptomatic versus asymptomatic COVID-19-infected pregnant women: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2)

22 December, 2021

This is a very interesting finding. I am wondering what additional factor was responsible for increasing the risk for black pregnant women in the conclusion. Since the start of the COVID pandemic, Africa recorded the least infections, hospitalization requiring mechanical ventilation, and even death. is there a chance that black pregnant women lack access to quality pre and antenatal care due to lack of health insurance? is there a link between poverty and pregnancy outcomes?

I advise further investigation for a better conclusion

Thank you

Dr. Modupe Taiwo

HIFA profile: Modupe Taiwo is the Health Programme Director at Save the Children, in Sierra Leone. Professional interests: Sexual and reproductive Health and Rights. Email: oladunnitaiwo AT