Pregnant Women Are At Higher Risk For Severe Covid-19 And Death

recent study, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), confirms that pregnant women are in fact at higher risk for severe Covid-19 and death compared to nonpregnant women in the same age range. Prior to this study, there was concern that pregnancy could increase the risk of severe outcomes from Covid-19, but not enough data to say for certain. Addressing a major gap in the research about the impact of Covid-19 on pregnant women, this large CDC study analyzed data from over 400,000 women between the ages of fifteen and forty-four, 23,434 of whom were pregnant. All of the women included had tested positive for the Covid-19 virus using a PCR test and were experiencing symptoms. Read the full article on Forbes.
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