The outlook in England is even more dismal. The National Health Service (NHS) said in a statement on Monday that one in five of the country’s most critically ill COVID patients are pregnant women. Pregnant women have about a third (32%) of all women between the ages of 16 and 49 have extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) – a medical therapy used only when a patient’s lungs are so damaged If a ventilator cannot maintain oxygen levels, the NHS said. This was up from just 6% at the start of the pandemic. The NHS figures were released to encourage expectant mothers to get the shot. England’s chief midwife, Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, said the figures are “another stark reminder that the COVID-19 jab can keep you, your baby and your loved ones safe and out of hospital.”
Globally, COVID vaccine guidelines for pregnant and lactating people still differ, with 51 countries explicitly recommending that some or all pregnant people should receive the vaccine, according to the COMIT Covid-19 Maternal Immunization Tracker . Vaccines are allowed in 53 countries for pregnant people and in an additional 23 countries for people who are essential health workers or have underlying health conditions. A total of 32 countries do not yet recommend the vaccine for pregnant people.
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Q: Do COVID vaccines affect pregnancy, fertility or periods?
Two studies published in September suggest that the COVID vaccine does not increase the risk of miscarriage. CDC researchers studied data from more than 2,000 pregnant people who got vaccinated. They found no higher risk in this group than in those who were pregnant in general. Miscarriages are common — between 11% and 22% of all recognized pregnancies end before 20 weeks of gestation, he said. This rate did not increase between vaccinations, the researchers said.
There is evidence that the immune response induced by both vaccines and viral infections can temporarily affect the menstrual cycle. According to Dr Victoria Malee, a fertility specialist at Imperial College London, it is therefore important to study these effects to reduce any fear. “Vaccine hesitancy among young women is driven largely by false claims that COVID-19 vaccines can harm their chances of future pregnancies,” Male wrote in the British Medical Journal last month. “Failing to fully examine reports of menstrual changes after vaccination is likely to fuel these fears,” she said.
“Most people who report a change in their period after vaccination find that it returns to normal in the next cycle and, importantly, there is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccination adversely affects fertility. puts it,” said Malee.
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UK schools are the new battlefield in the Covid disinformation war
At a school in central England, a headmaster had to enlist the police after receiving “derogatory and threatening messages” from campaigners who put up posters accusing the school of “treating children like experimental animals”. .
While parents in the UK are generally required to authorize vaccination for children under the age of 16, children may reject a vaccine-hesitant parent if a physician tells them to do so. capable”, the government said.
Sydney emerges from its ‘cave’
For the first year of the pandemic, Australia was one of the few major countries to successfully contain the virus through strict border restrictions, mandatory quarantines and temporary lockdowns. But in June, the Delta outbreak in Sydney quickly spread to the neighboring state of Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The delay in the country’s vaccination rollout, partly due to short supply, left the population vulnerable, forcing officials to enforce a local lockdown.
What happens next will be important for both the city and Australia as a whole. Other countries in the region are also watching closely to see if Sydney can be successful in keeping the number of cases and deaths down to avoid overcrowding hospitalizations, while still resuming business and allowing people to stay on their toes. Allows you to move on with life.
Breastfeeding may help protect babies from disease
More data is needed, however, to determine what protection those antibodies may provide to the baby.
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