COVID-19 increases risk of death in pregnant women seven times, – BMJ Global Health

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COVID-19 increases the risk of pregnant women dying seven times, – BMJ Global Health

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Scientists from George Washington University have found that COVID-19 infection increases the risk of death of pregnant women by seven times. The study was published in  BMJ Global Health.

Researchers pooled patient data from 12 countries, including the United States. In total, more than 13,000 pregnant women took part in them. Scientists found that pregnant women with COVID-19 infection were seven times more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth compared to uninfected women.

The risk of getting into intensive care was three times times higher, the risk of developing pneumonia — higher by & nbsp; 23 times, the formation of blood clots — in & nbsp; five times, and the risk of using mechanical ventilation — 15 times higher.

Also, their babies were twice as likely to be admitted to the intensive care unit.

The authors noted that despite the very serious risks to health, more 80 countries are still not recommending that all pregnant and lactating women be vaccinated against COVID.

Women themselves and their doctors in many cases refuse vaccination or revaccination because they do not believe that COVID-19 represents risk to young women, or they are unsure about the safety of the vaccine during pregnancy.

This study provides strong evidence that COVID-19 is a threat during pregnancy.

Prepared : Sergey Daga 

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