Babies four times more likely to die if mother has recently had Covid, study finds

14/1/2022 3:00:00 PM

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Taking the vaccine can help eliminate the risk of death.

Babies born to mothers who have recently contracted Covid are four times more likely to die than those who haven’t been infected, a study has found.

All the women whose babies diedhad not been vaccinatedagainst Covid-19 at the time of infection.Experts stressed that it is not possible to say if Covid-19 contributed directly to the deaths or preterm births as they did not have access to detailed clinical records for individual women.

Just under a third (32 per cent) of all pregnant women who gave birth in October 2021 were double-jabbed, compared with 77 per cent of the general female population.Experts said the findings, which are part of the Covid-19 in Pregnancy in Scotland (Cops) study, highlight

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All the women whose babies died had not been vaccinated against Covid-19 at the time of infection. Experts stressed that it is not possible to say if Covid-19 contributed directly to the deaths or preterm births as they did not have access to detailed clinical records for individual women. Vaccine mandates have become the primary strategy in moving forward, yet a small number of people continue to resist. Just under a third (32 per cent) of all pregnant women who gave birth in October 2021 were double-jabbed, compared with 77 per cent of the general female population. The panel on Thursday (Jan 13) strongly recommended Lilly's baricitinib, sold under brand name Olumiant, for patients with severe COVID-19 in combination with corticosteroids, while conditionally endorsed GSK-Vir's antibody therapy for non-severe patients at the highest risk of hospitalisation. Experts said the findings, which are part of the Covid-19 in Pregnancy in Scotland (Cops) study, highlight the importance of getting the vaccine. “I am urgently looking for a positive and I am willing to pay,” one desperate anti-vaxxer wrote, according to Italian police who are cracking down on the clandestine COVID meetups and other scams ahead of the Feb. Cops co-lead Dr Sarah Stock, of the University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute , who is also a consultant obstetrician, said: “Our data add to the evidence that vaccination in pregnancy does not increase the risk of complications in pregnancy, but Covid-19 does. The data provides evidence supporting the potential to administer Prevnar 20 and the company's Covid-19 vaccine at the same time, reducing the number of visits people make to doctors or pharmacies for recommended immunisation, Pfizer said.

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