CDC: More Than Half of Pregnant Women With COVID-19 Lacked Symptoms

— Two studies found high prevalence of asymptomatic infection
A close up of a mother wearing a protective mask holding her newborn in the hospital
More than half of pregnant women admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 were asymptomatic, researchers found.

Of 598 hospitalized pregnant women with COVID-19, about 55% were asymptomatic, while 16% of symptomatic pregnant women were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), about 9% required mechanical ventilation, and two women died, reported Miranda Delahoy, PhD, of the CDC, and colleagues, writing in an early edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

Of 458 women who completed pregnancies at hospital discharge, 448 were live births, with 10 pregnancy losses, which occurred among both asymptomatic and symptomatic women. However, there were no ICU admissions, mechanical ventilation, or deaths among asymptomatic women, the authors noted.  (See link for article)


For more:  WHO finds no COVID in breast milk yet pregnant women are targeted for COVID vaccine.

Earlier today I posted Dr. Popper’s video admitting that COVID-19 testing is ‘uncertain,’ yet we learn that they want to test newborns not once but twice (despite the fact most pregnant women are asymptomatic):

Here’s a great example of how many can test negative, then positive, then negative.