The health of mothers and infants is top of mind for advocates as COVID-19 poses a new, unexpected threat to maternal care in the United States. During this unprecedented time, the mental health of new mothers is of particular concern as the number of postpartum depression cases are on the rise. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.), a registered nurse, and Every Mother Counts founder Christy Turlington Burns join Washington Post Live on Tuesday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m. ET to discuss the state of maternal and infant health in the U.S., the high rate of pregnancy complications for black women and how community leaders, health-care workers and governments are supporting new mothers and their children in the era of COVID-19.
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In This Story: Covid-19
Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
Latest News about Covid-19
Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.