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Orange County’s COVID hospitalizations, infections continue downward trend

Spectrum News 1 (City News Service), Feb. 1, 2022

February 1, 2022

Orange County’s COVID hospitalizations, infections continue downward trend

Dr. Jennifer Jolley, an OB/GYN from UCI Health, said a recent study out of Scotland showed that unvaccinated pregnant moms are more likely to require hospitalization when infected with COVID-19 …. “But this recent study shows that the vaccines are safe, she said. We really want to continue on the mission of helping families understand that COVID causes more severe disease in pregnancy,” she said. “Women are more likely to die and more likely to be on a ventilator and more likely to have severe symptoms carrying a fetus if they get infected.”