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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Pregnant women who contract COVID-19 face a high risk of life-threatening outcomes, with around 17% requiring hospitalization, while few or no women vaccinated during pregnancy have experienced adverse effects serious, according to data from the past 18 months as cited by Biden’s coronavirus czar, Anthony Fauci, on Thursday.

“If you look [the] total number of cases of pregnant women with COVID -19 from January 2020 to August 2021, there have been around 110,000 cases, around 19,000 hospitalizations and 131 deaths, ”Fauci told reporters during a briefing from the group of work on the White House pandemic.

In contrast, data from 35,000 vaccinated pregnant women who participated in daily health checks with the cell-phone-based V-safe system, “there were no obvious safety signals in pregnant women” who received the two-shot Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, Fauci said. .

The slides accompanying Fauci showed that 109,773 pregnant women contracted COVID-19 from January 22, 2020 to August 23, 2021, of which 18,639 (17%) were hospitalized. By comparison, data from a CDC website shows hospitalization rates of around 6 percent for all people aged 18 to 49.

When it comes to immune responses for pregnant and lactating women, the vaccine benefits include potent antibody and T cell responses that protect against a number of COVID-19 variants, while also protecting newborns. through antibodies passed to infants in breast milk, Fauci said.


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