MTG questions if COVID vaccines are linked to fetal death. Here’s the science
Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has once again shared her anti-vaccine sentiments, tweeting a false connection between the death of the fetus and the vaccine.
“Is there a link between fetal death and Covid vaccines?” she tweeted, sharing a tweet from user @kacdnp91 that included a clip from The Highwire. The Highwire is a media platform run by longtime anti-vaccine Del Bigtree. In the clip, a woman posing as a nurse claims that fetal deaths have increased since the vaccine was introduced. She goes on to say that many cases of premature birth or fetal death occur in women who have recently received the vaccine.
“I can attest to this truth. One of my best friends is a neonatal NP and he [increased] The number of infants on anticoagulant therapy is alarming. The census at our local trauma center is level 1 [decreasing] Not [increasing] although. Fetal death is increasing dramatically,” read the tweet from user @kacdnp91.
Ever since COVID-19 first emerged, the internet has been awash with theories and fears about potential dangers associated with treatments, particularly vaccines.
There are a number of people who don’t believe the COVID vaccines – or vaccines of any kind – are safe, despite the tremendous amount of evidence to the contrary. Much of the anti-vaccine movement began as a result of a 1998 article by Andrew Wakefield, which suggested that the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine causes autism and other developmental problems in children.
Despite the fact that this paper was discredited and removed from the journal, and Wakefield was found fraudulent after selecting and selecting data that fit her case and falsifying facts, the idea that vaccines are dangerous and harmful remained , especially for children.
“I am not aware of any scientific study that confirms the link between fetal death and COVID vaccines. On the other hand, some studies confirm the negative effects of COVID-19 on pregnant and unvaccinated women,” said Saifuddin Ahmed, assistant professor of communications and information and media expert and its impact on public opinion in science and technology at Nanyang Technological University news week.
Fetal death, also known as fetal death, is the spontaneous death of a fetus at any point during pregnancy. Later in pregnancy, these are often referred to as stillbirths.
A study in the British Medical Journal tested last year for an association between fetal development and COVID-19 vaccination and found that “vaccination against COVID-19 during pregnancy is not associated with a higher risk of preterm birth, small for gestational age at birth or a stillbirth”.
“Furthermore, a study published in Frontiers in Psychology found no strong association with unknown AEFI [adverse events following immunization] Link to COVID-19 vaccination in pregnant women.”
With no scientific evidence to support these claims, fetal death as a result of the COVID-19 vaccine could be just another unproven vaccine scare tactic. The risk for pregnant women of contracting the COVID-19 virus means that the vaccine, which reduces the effects of the virus on the body, can actually mitigate the negative effects of the virus.
Johnathan Reiner, a professor of medicine and surgery at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, told Greene in a quote tweet.
“Thank you for your question, Congressman. There is no data to suggest increased fetal death after COVID vaccination, but there is ample data showing increased maternal death due to COVID infection,” he said.
“There is no scientific evidence of the life-threatening side effects often touted by some politicians and general anti-vaccinationists. If anything, such claims (like those made by MGT) are highly dangerous to public health,” Ahmed said.
In fact, promoting anti-vaccination in itself can be harmful to children.
“The anti-vax movement is extraordinarily harmful to children. Normally, children don’t have a sense of agency or ability to act independently and make decisions like vaccinations,” Ahmed said. “Your guardians and parents are responsible for vaccination. Therefore, any misinformation or rumors that may affect this demographic will not only affect them, but will also be harmful to their children.”
Vaccines are incredibly important because not only can they save the life of the vaccinated child from a preventable disease, but a vaccinated population makes it much more difficult for immunocompromised people to be exposed to the disease.
“Although we have evidence that children are less likely to develop serious illnesses from COVID-19, parents should still make wiser decisions by considering scientific evidence and government regulations,” Ahmed said. “You should not be influenced by misinformation. The responsibility also rests with politicians and public officials, who should do better and not push made-up and unscientific anti-vax claims.”
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