Bangkok hospital creates tiny face shields for newborns to protect them from COVID-19
Nurses at one Bangkok hospital found a unique way to protect newborns and ensure they don’t catch the Covid-19 virus: face shields. Nurses at the Thailand hospital have been putting these tiny face shields on infants and the photos of the infants with the face shields are being widely shared on social media.
As the photos of the babies, swaddled in blankets and donning tiny face-shields were circulated on social media, people have been praising the healthcare workers’ actions. Many said this should be adopted in other parts of the world as well.
The pandemic has been a cause for pregnant women and mothers across the world. Health care experts around the globe have advised all expecting mothers to be closely monitored.
Newborns and little children who contract the virus show symptoms similar to those of adults but usually get a much milder form.
It is still unclear whether a pregnant woman runs the risk of transmitting the virus to the baby.
While there is no concrete evidence, it is known there is a risk of adverse outcomes from many respiratory viral infections post birth.