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Study: Pregnant women with COVID-19 are 10 times more likely to die, but few are getting vaccine

Daily Pilot, Aug. 20, 2021

August 20, 2021

Study: Pregnant women with COVID-19 are 10 times more likely to die, but few are getting vaccine

Women’s health specialists are urging pregnant women to get vaccinated, after a study found those who become infected with the virus are more likely to deliver prematurely, require intubation or mechanical respiration and die in childbirth. … Dr. Jennifer Jolley, an associate professor of maternal and fetal medicine in UCI Medical Center’s OB/GYN department, co-authored the study as part of a team that included UCI Health surgeon Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen.