Pregnant women in UK hospitals are fighting for their lives with Covid – a new vaccination campaign is being launched.
PREGNANT women in UK hospitals are “fighting for their lives” after contracting coronavirus, as authorities encourage the unvaccinated to get vaccinated.
The extremely infectious Delta version of COVID-19 is wreaking havoc in the United Kingdom, with cases skyrocketing in July.
742 pregnant women were admitted to hospitals with coronavirus symptoms between February 1 and July 11, according to data obtained by New Scientist.
None of them had been fully vaccinated, and four had just received a single dose of the Covid vaccine.
As a result, during this time period, more than 99 percent of pregnant women with COVID-19 who were admitted to the hospital were un-jabbed.
England’s top midwifery officer, Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, is encouraging pregnant women to be vaccinated.
“Vaccines save lives,” she said, adding, “and this is just another clear reminder that the COVID-19 vaccine can keep you, your baby, and your loved ones safe and out of the hospital.”
According to the Belfast Telegraph, a number of “unvaccinated pregnant women” in Northern Ireland are “fighting for their lives” after contracting coronavirus.
Over the last few weeks, some of these have been undergoing critical care treatment.
In a number of cases, babies were born prematurely to allow their Covid-infected mothers to be treated, putting Northern Ireland’s neonatal intensive care unit under strain.
According to the publication, none of the women treated in critical care centers in Northern Ireland had been stabbed.
The severity of coronavirus in pregnant women has deteriorated with each wave, according to a preliminary Oxford University study conducted by Marian Knight.
Only 24% of pregnant women hospitalized in the UK during the first Covid wave, in 2020, had “moderate or severe illness.”
Since the Delta variation, which was initially discovered in India, became dominant, this has climbed to 45 percent.
“It is quite disturbing that admissions of pregnant women to hospital with COVID-19 are growing, and that pregnant women appear to be more severely affected by the delta variant,” Ms Knight said in a statement.
Close family of John Eyers, a 42-year-old man who died from coronavirus, have asked the unvaccinated to come forward.
Jenny McCann, his twin sister, termed him as “the fittest, healthiest person I know” because he was a dedicated mountain climber and weight lifter.
“He felt if he got COVID-19, he’d be fine,” Ms McCann continued.
“He assumed he’d be sick for a short while. He refused to inject a vaccine.”Brinkwire Summary News.”