CDC Tells Pregnant Women to Get COVID Shot After Study Shows No Increased Miscarriage Risk
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged all pregnant women Wednesday to get the COVID-19 vaccine as a study showed no increased miscarriage risk from the vaccine.
New safety data on 2,500 women showed no increased risks of miscarriage for those who received at least one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine before 20 weeks of pregnancy. The analysis found the miscarriage rate to be around 13 percent, within the normal range.
Expectant women who are unvaccinated run a higher risk of severe illness and pregnancy complications from the virus, but only about 23 percent have received at least one dose, according to CDC data.
No, the Unvaccinated Aren’t Selfish or Ignorant. Here’s Why I’m Not Vaxxed
I’m not vaccinated against COVID-19. The decision wasn’t a drastic one; I thought of it as a personal decision that every person should make in consultation with a trusted health professional, which is what I did. It didn’t occur to me that this decision merited justification to others.
But that was before the current climate of social and political pressure, before the Delta surge, and before unvaccinated people like me started getting blamed for vaccine-resistant variants. Now I feel that explaining my decision has become necessary.
Exclusive Interview: Mom Whose 14-Year-Old Son Developed Myocarditis After Pfizer Vaccine No Longer Trusts CDC, Public Health Officials
In an exclusive interview with The Defender, Emily Jo, Aiden’s mother, said before her son got the vaccine, she was led to believe his chance of suffering an adverse reaction was “one in a million.”
Aiden, from Georgia, received his first dose of Pfizer on May 12. He had no history of COVID or pre-existing conditions except for asthma. “We were one of the first ones, and I believe that may have been the day the CDC cleared it,” Jo said.
On June 10, several days after his second dose, Aiden woke his mother up at 4:30 a.m. because his chest hurt and he couldn’t breathe.
Fauci Claims Spread of Virus By Unvaxxed Will Lead to More Dangerous Variants, But Experts Say Opposite Is True
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday said the continued spread of COVID among the unvaccinated could lead to a more serious disease.
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), told viewers of NBC’s “Meet the Press”:
“As we’ve said all along this is fundamentally a pandemic among the unvaccinated. That is proven true … One of the problems … is you don’t want people to get sick and to get hospitalized and to die. That is happening now predominantly — overwhelmingly — among the unvaccinated.”
One Million People Have Opted for a Third COVID Booster Shot, CDC Estimates
More than 1 million people chose to get a booster shot after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates.
A CDC internal briefing document reviewed by ABC News shows an estimated 1.1 million people who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine came back for a third, unauthorized booster dose.
The report does not include individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine and then got a booster. Florida, Ohio, California, Illinois and Tennessee had the highest number of people choosing to get a booster shot, according to the document.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s Son Chet Calls COVID-19 the ‘Flu’ in Anti-Vaccine Rant
Despite his parents being among the first COVID-19 cases that captured the attention of the American public, Tom Hanks’ son Chet went on an anti-coronavirus vaccine rant on his social media feeds on Tuesday.
He started off by imploring his followers to get vaccinated and to take the pandemic seriously before shouting, “Psych!”
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” he said in one video. “I never had COVID, you ain’t sticking me with that motherf—ing needle, it’s the motherf—ing flu, get over it.”
Biden Official Says New Study Is ‘Wake Up Call’ After Pfizer’s Efficacy Plummets to 42% as Delta Variant Takes Hold
A new preprint study that raises concerns about the effectiveness of mRNA COVID vaccines — particularly Pfizer’s — against the Delta variant has caught the attention of top Biden administration officials, Axios reported.
The study found Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine was only 42% effective against infection in July, when the Delta variant was dominant. “If that’s not a wake up call, I don’t know what is,” a senior Biden official told Axios.
The study, which has yet to be peer-reviewed, compared the effectiveness of Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines in the Mayo Clinic Health System from January to July 2021, during which time either the Alpha or Delta variant were highly prevalent.
German Nurse Accused of Swapping COVID Vaccines for Saline Solution
A nurse is being investigated by police in Germany for allegedly replacing COVID-19 vaccines with saline solution.
The nurse replaced the vaccines between March and April this year at Roffhausen immunization center in Friesland, northwest Germany, the Friesland district administrator, Sven Ambrosy, said on Facebook Tuesday.
“Today I had the sad duty to inform around 8,600 people who may have been affected that it cannot be ruled out they may have received a saline solution instead of their vaccination at their vaccination appointment. For peace of mind we would recommend people get an additional vaccination,” Ambrosy said.
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