A study was done recently, and it was found that the Covid 19 delta variant is causing more danger to unvaccinated pregnant women than the normal people who are coming in contact with it. This study was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
They have taken the time and analyzed the trend of all the severe COVID-19 illnesses that had been found among pregnant women. It is shown that there is the delta variant of the coronavirus, which is high as the highly transmissible virus. The delta variant rose to become the predominant strain.
According to the records that we have seen from May 2020 to September 2021, 1,515 pregnant women have been seen, and they have been the ones who were diagnosed with COVID-19 at a Dallas public health system.
Among all the cases that they have recorded, it was including of 82 severe cases (81 of these are those of the pregnant women who have fallen among the category of unvaccinated patients), and 11 of them had such severe issues that they ended up requiring mechanical ventilation. Study authors have gone ahead and reported two maternal deaths.
Results from the study that had been done indicated that around 5% of the pregnant women battled severe COVID-19 till the time of around March 2021. This number is not going down, and it always seems to be increasing to 10-15% by summer’s end. This is not good.
Dr. Emily Adhikar, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, is also known as the lead researcher on the study that we are talking about had spoken to the news.
She had gone ahead and told the Dallas Morning News about what the future holds. The concern is about the patients and especially the pregnant women who have not received the vaccine yet.
“I am very much concerned about what the future holds for pregnant women who have not yet been vaccinated with the Covid 19 vaccine,” Adhikari told the people. “We have had the ill-luck to have experienced sicker patients who have come in with this last variant, also known as the delta variant of the coronavirus, so it means that the only option we have is to vaccinate as many people as possible.”