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Old 03-20-2020, 08:52 PM
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Official CDC guidance. Such as it is.

In terms of vertical transmission. No not high risk. Cannot yet say zero. Too little of an n.
Can COVID-19 be passed from a pregnant woman to the fetus or newborn?
We still do not know if a pregnant woman with COVID-19 can pass the virus that causes COVID-19 to her fetus or baby during pregnancy or delivery. No infants born to mothers with COVID-19 have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. In these cases, which are a small number, the virus was not found in samples of amniotic fluid or breastmilk.
Isolation from would not be advised even with COVID-19 documented or being a suspected case. Breastfeeding allowed. Mask and handwashing.

Made up garbage from that doc. I do not believe there have been any infant deaths. It is true that there were, in the early days in China, more sicker kids in the infant group than in kids older, but unclear if they all had COVID-19 or actually had something like RSV. None died.

And 10 plus days in both low risk for mom to be very contagious with whatever she had and high odds of having had enough time to transfer over some protective antibodies transplacentally.