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Record 98 pregnant women in Tokyo had COVID-19 in July: study

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The study, compiled by Nippon Medical School Tamanagayama Hospital director Akihito Nakai, follows the case of a COVID-19 positive pregnant woman in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, who was unable to find a hospital that would admit her and lost her baby after going into labor prematurely and giving birth at home.

That was so sad that they could not find a bed for her and lost the baby. They immediately found a bed for a Paralympics participant last week. What gives?

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ShinkansenCabooseToday  08:45 am JST

The study, compiled by Nippon Medical School Tamanagayama Hospital director Akihito Nakai, follows the case of a COVID-19 positive pregnant woman in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, who was unable to find a hospital that would admit her and lost her baby after going into labor prematurely and giving birth at home.

That was so sad that they could not find a bed for her and lost the baby. They immediately found a bed for a Paralympics participant last week. What gives?

That's bordering on criminal negligence for avoiding duty of care. Terrible situation and whichever hospitals rejected the poor woman must be severely penalized.

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Back during my college days, there was also this incident where a pregnant woman and her child both died because no hospital was willing to admit them for the delivery. There was NO COVID back then. It's sad that similar incident still happens, and I'm sure that there were unreported incidents prior to this one that happened too.

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Some people forget that being rejected from a hospital in Japan wasn't uncommon before the pandemic. The pandemic has only made it worse. You'd think this was a developing country.

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The incident has underscored the strain on hospitals due to the explosive spread of COVID-19.

This basically means nothing and it’s almost misinformation. She was rejected because the hospitals who refused her claimed that they would not be able to protect against an infection spread in their establishment since she was positive. They did not refuse her because they could not provide care from being overwhelmed from the COVID. It’s was purely from fear than any other rational reason.

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The "strain" on hospitals is because of the weird way hospitals work in this country..........that they can turn patients away......a common event with pregnant women too!! Private hospitals are allowed to say they won't take covid patients.........putting the full onus onto public hospitals, which is another reason that private insurance should be nowhere near healthcare.

There are plenty hospital beds in Japan IF all hospitals were made to set up covid facilities and accept patients.

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The article only says they tested positive, not if they had any health problems from being positive. Safe to assume they had not.

For pregnant women, the risk of the experimental mRNA injection is clearly higher than that of the virus.

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For pregnant women, the risk of the experimental mRNA injection is clearly higher than that of the virus.

Completely false, the viral infection increases very importantly the risk of miscarriage, preterm birth (with all the consequences) and multiplies over 20 times the risk of death for the mother. The vaccines on the other hand do not increase the risk for any of these problems.

https://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/952009

It is irresponsible to try and hide the very important risks from COVID during pregnancy just because you personally want to be mistaken about the vaccines. Misleading people to put them at a higher risk is not acceptable, even if you do it because of ignorance.

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That's where the problem lies in Japan. The rule is made that mild covid patients cannot be admitted without giving thought to other issues like complications in pregnancy. The hospitals are following the rules blindly, which resulting in a lack of empathy.

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The article only says they tested positive, not if they had any health problems from being positive. Safe to assume they had not.

For pregnant women, the risk of the experimental mRNA injection is clearly higher than that of the virus.

Definitely, vaccination during the first trimester is very risky for the pregnancy, high incidence of miscarriage. A number of countries advise against vaccination in the first trimester.

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Definitely, vaccination during the first trimester is very risky for the pregnancy, high incidence of miscarriage. A number of countries advise against vaccination in the first trimester.

Studies have failed to find this increase of risk

https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-798175/v1

When compared to the expected range of SABs in recognized pregnancies, these data suggest receipt of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine preconception or during pregnancy is not associated with an increased risk of SAB. These findings add to accumulating evidence that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy are safe.

COVID infection on the other hand has been related to miscarriage, abortions, malformations, preterm births and death of the mother.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0255994

There is an increased risk of abortion in mothers with a positive test result of SARS-CoV-2, which several case reports and case series have identified during the pandemic. Placental inflammation during the viral infection may result in fetal growth retardation and induce abortion. There has not been any consistent evidence of vertical transmission of the virus from mother to fetus, which requires further investigation.

Trying to exaggerate a theoretical risk from vaccines and pretending the COVID infection do not have much higher and important risks during pregnancy is just disinformation made to mislead people trying to make a rational decision based on science.

Making this kind of comment (and letting people do it in the comments of the article) endangers other people.

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It’s all so simple for those stuck in a certain mindset who view the situation in black and white and have zero flexibility.

Do we have to do everything in a one size fits all basis? There is no such thing as zero risk from the vaccine so maybe some methods could be used to see if it is to the woman’s advantage. Does she have antibodies? How likely is she to contract the virus in her location? Do the vaccine risks outweigh Covid risks in her case?

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virusrex

Studies have failed to find this increase of risk

https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-798175/v1

First line in your referenced so-called research: "This is a preprint, a preliminary version of a manuscript that has not completed peer review at a journal."

Remind us who is always pontificating about the importance of peer-reviewed data?

The comments for this so-called research on "2,456 pregnant persons" who took part in a smartphone survey are also interested. They totally demolish your claim.

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Some excerpts from the comments in virusrex' study that claims to prove that vaxxing pregnant women is "safe":

Dani K

commented on 20 August, 2021

I was a part of the v safe registry. I received the vaccine 32 days prior to becoming pregnant. I reported my pregnancy to the v safe registry 3 times, and was told someone would contact me each time. No one ever did. I subsequently miscarried at 10 weeks. My miscarriage was not counted in this study. Who else's miscarriage or adverse pregnancy outcome was left out? While I do not personally believe the vaccine caused my miscarriage, One has to wonder about the accuracy of this data.

Shaena Kauffman

commented on 14 August, 2021

I find this study confusing. I registered in the v-safe program and never got one phone call, only text update requests. I repeated a spontaneous miscarriage which occurred in my 2nd trimester, 2 weeks after my 2nd Covid dose. I reported this. No one contacted me. This data shows only 11 SAB. I highly doubt it is counting me. Again, I reported all the ways you can. I got my VARES ID. Not one call. Is it counting events reported in the database? If you search you will see far more than 11 reports. Additional clarification on the data is needed.

completely scientific, peer-reviewed and unbiased study, eh.

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GoochToday  08:55 am JST

ShinkansenCabooseToday  08:45 am JST

The study, compiled by Nippon Medical School Tamanagayama Hospital director Akihito Nakai, follows the case of a COVID-19 positive pregnant woman in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, who was unable to find a hospital that would admit her and lost her baby after going into labor prematurely and giving birth at home.

That was so sad that they could not find a bed for her and lost the baby. They immediately found a bed for a Paralympics participant last week. What gives?

That's bordering on criminal negligence for avoiding duty of care. Terrible situation and whichever hospitals rejected the poor woman must be severely penalized.

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Data shows that injection of the covid concoctions increase the rate of miss carriage by 80% during the first trimester. Better get covid than the shot ladies.

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In another comment on the "research" linked by virusrex, someone points out:

This study "contradicts results found in another study on their website https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2104983

In the above linked study, it states that "Among 827 participants who had a completed pregnancy, the pregnancy resulted in a live birth in 712 (86.1%), in a spontaneous abortion in 104 (12.6%), in stillbirth in 1 (0.1%), and in other outcomes (induced abortion and ectopic pregnancy) in 10 (1.2%). A total of 96 of 104 spontaneous abortions (92.3%) occurred before 13 weeks of gestation." This is a contradiction to this study! How can the CDC have both of these articles on their website where one states that it is safe to get the vaccine before 20 weeks and then this study CLEARLY demonstrates that these poor women are at an increased risk of having a spontaneous abortion in the first trimester."

Well, what do you think virusrex? Do keep us ignorant masses informed about what we should know.

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A very low number. But low number of tests. Not surprising though, as these pregnant women just go about their daily routines.

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Data shows that injection of the covid concoctions increase the rate of miss carriage by 80% during the first trimester. Better get covid than the shot ladies.

There was a post circulating on social media that claimed such. It has been proven misleading false data and should be ignored. You can learn more here:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSL1N2OX1WL

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