republican congressman Marjorie Taylor Green Sharing her anti-vaccine sentiments again, tweeting a false link between fetal death and vaccines.
“Is there a correlation between fetal death and covid vaccines?” she tweeted, sharing a tweet from user @kacdnp91 with a clip from The Highwire. Highwire is a media platform run by longtime anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist Del Bigtree. In the clip, a woman who identifies herself as a nurse claims that fetal deaths have increased since the vaccine was introduced. She went on to say that many cases of preterm birth or fetal death have occurred in women who were recently vaccinated.
“I can attest to this fact. One of my best friends is a newborn NP and [increased] The number of infants receiving anticoagulation is alarming.The census of our local level 1 trauma center is [decreasing] no [increasing] although. Fetal deaths are increasing dramatically,” tweeted user @kacdnp91.
since Coronavirus disease When it first emerged, the internet was awash with theories and fears about the potential dangers involved in treatments, especially vaccines.
Many people don’t believe in a COVID vaccine — or any kind of vaccine— is safe, despite ample evidence to the contrary. Much of the anti-vaccine movement began with a 1998 paper by Andrew Wakefield showing that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine caused autism and other developmental problems in children.
Although the paper was discredited and pulled from the journal, and Wakefield was found to be fraudulent by picking and choosing data to fit their case and falsifying facts, vaccines are dangerous and harmful, especially for For children, this view persists.
“I’m not aware of any scientific studies that have confirmed an association between fetal death and COVID vaccines. On the other hand, some studies have confirmed adverse effects of COVID-19 on pregnant and unvaccinated women,” said Assistant Professor of Communication and Information and Media expert Saifuddin Ahmed and its influence on public opinion in the tech space Nanyang Technological University told Weekly newspaper.
Stillbirth, also known as stillbirth, is the natural death of a fetus at any point during pregnancy. Later in pregnancy, these are often called stillbirths.
a study british medical journal Last year tested for any link between fetal development and COVID-19 vaccination and found that “vaccination against COVID-19 during pregnancy was not associated with a higher risk of preterm birth, small for gestational age, or stillbirth.”
“and, A study published in Frontiers in Psychology No strong associations were found for unknown AEFIs [adverse events following immunization] Associated with COVID-19 vaccination in pregnant women. “
With no scientific evidence to support these claims, fetal death from COVID-19 vaccines may just be another unproven vaccine scare tactic. The risk of COVID-19 infection in pregnant women means that vaccines that lessen the virus’s effects on the body may actually lessen the negative effects of the virus.
Johnathan Reiner, Professor of Medicine and Surgery George Washington The School of Medicine and Health Sciences told Greene in a quoted tweet.
“Thanks Congresswoman for the question. There is no data on increased fetal death following COVID vaccination, but there is plenty of data on increased maternal death from COVID infection,” he said.
“There is no scientific evidence for the adverse life-threatening consequences that are often touted by some politicians and anti-vaccine in general. If there is, such claims, such as those of MGT, are very dangerous to public health,” Ahmed said.
In fact, promoting anti-vaccine sentiment may itself be harmful to children.
“The anti-vaccine movement is particularly harmful to children. Often, children do not have a sense of agency or the ability to act independently, or to make choices such as vaccinations,” Ahmed said. “Their guardians and parents have a responsibility to get vaccinated. Therefore, any misinformation or rumors that may affect this population will not only affect them, but also be harmful to their children.”
Vaccines are important because not only do they save the lives of vaccinated children from preventable diseases, but the vaccinated population makes it harder for immunocompromised people to contract the disease.
“While we have evidence to support that children are less likely to become seriously ill from COVID-19, parents should consider scientific evidence and government regulations to make more informed decisions,” Ahmed said. “They should not be influenced by misinformation. The onus rests with politicians and public representatives who should do a better job than push fabricated and unscientific anti-vaccine claims.”
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