Re: Covid-19 treatments and vaccines must be evaluated in pregnancy

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My post yesterday on the lunkhead senator from Wisconsin inspired some thoughts about Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the disease it causes, called Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or AIDS. The syndrome got its name before the viral cause was discovered, which is why it's called a syndrome, the word for a collection of symptoms when the cause is unknown or unspecified. It might be better to call the disease simply HIV disease, as it can have symptoms other than immunodeficiency, and many people nowadays do just that. I spent much of my career in public health, and then in academic research, focusing on HIV.&n...
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Some recent things you may want to know about.  See also Twitter (#whatsnewinmidwifery).  Librarian intervention (if you have one) may be needed for access to some items in full.COVID vaccines and pregnancyUKHSA analysis of data about births finds vaccinated women no more likely to have a stillbirth or premature birth.  Reported in the Guardian/.   I think the data is probably the data reported inthis news item from the UKHSA.FullFact have investigated misleading claims made by some about miscarriage in vaccinated women.Asystematic review of safety, immunogenicity and effectiveness o...
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Journal of Perinatology, Published online: 07 December 2021; doi:10.1038/s41372-021-01272-7Correction to: Titers of SARS CoV-2 antibodies in cord blood of neonates whose mothers contracted SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19) during pregnancy and in those whose mothers were vaccinated with mRNA to SARS CoV-2 during pregnancy
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Unvaccinated women who suffered with COVID-19 during their pregnancies have told their harrowing stories of battling the virus, from being hospitalised to having emergency c-sections, as part of a new campaign encouraging expectant mothers to get the vaccine.
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Millions of people have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. During the past two years, many drug and vaccine studies have been conducted against the novel type of coronavirus. However, at the time of this writing, there are still serious questions about the prophylaxis and pharmacotherapy options, and unfortunately the deaths continue to climb.
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., DECEMBER 5, 2021 – Johnson &Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced preliminary results from an independent study, including a subset of participants from the Janssen-sponsored COV2008 study, conducted by Dan Barouch, M.D., Ph.D., et al. of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), which showed that a booster shot of the Johnson &Johnson COVID-19 vaccine (Ad26.COV2.S), administered at six months after a two-dose primary regimen of BNT162b2, increased both antibody and T-cell responses. These results demonstrate the potential benefits of heterologous boosting (mix-and-match)....
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NHS England has published a letter asking all healthcare colleagues to make every contact count this winter with pregnant women – and those planning pregnancy – to advise them of the benefits of COVID-19 and flu vaccination; and to signpost to best practice guidance on the management of COVID-19 infection in pregnancy, including medication.
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Damiana Pieragostino As is well known, the COVID-19 infection is affecting the whole world, causing a serious health, social and economic crisis. The viral infection can cause a mild or severe illness, depending on how effectively the virus is countered by the immune system. In this context, the position of pregnant women remains rather unknown. The case described here reports the immune response in a woman in good health and in her newborn son, having undergone complete vaccination during the first trimester of her pregnancy. We performed a serological assay, measuring IgG antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, by a fully autom...
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Easy-read guides providing information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and vaccination. 2 December 2021Updated easy-read guide to the COVID-19 booster vaccination. 9 November 2021Added link to an audio version of the easy-read leaflet on COVID-19 vaccination for women who might get pregnant, who are pregnant or are breastfeeding their baby.
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A Dutch study suggests that pregnant women infected with the coronavirus can experience severe complications in the second half of their pregnancy that result in stillbirths. It's important therefore to implement Covid-19 prevention strategies, including vaccination before or during pregnancy.
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