Izvestia: Professor Prodeus urged women to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before conceiving a fetus -19 can cause mental disorders in the fetus, even if the infection is not transmitted to the child. Russian experts also agreed with the findings of the researchers, published in the journal Nature Immunology, Izvestia writes.
Russian scientists also assessed the impact of coronavirus on the human psyche and confirmed that the disease during pregnancy threatens with serious consequences for the fetus. To avoid them, experts advised to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before conception.
“Our task is for the mother to enter pregnancy already vaccinated. It's too dangerous to take risks in such a position. The vaccination during pregnancy will be effective for the mother. For the fetus, the risks, of course, will be less than with the mother's illness, but more than if she is vaccinated in advance, “- said Andrei Prodeus, research professor at the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University.
According to the professor, before the end is unknown how the coronavirus affects the development of the child's immune system: to find out, it will take at least five years of research. However, animal experiments have shown that such changes lead to neurological and nervous system damage, including autism.