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Pregnant women vaccinated against Covid-19 could pass along protection to their babies, according to a new study in Israel, Reuters reports.
According to the research conducted in February, antibodies were detected in all 20 women administered both doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine during their third trimester of pregnancy and in their newborns, through placental transfer.
The Philippines’ travel ban announcement comes as two cases of a new coronavirus strain first reported in the Philippines were found in England.
As Press Association reports, Public Health England (PHE) said the variant contained a number of notable mutations, including the E484K spike protein found in the Manaus variant from Brazil.