NPR achieved one thing actually “woke” in a narrative on Thursday. Jaclyn Diaz wrote an entire story on pregnant moms and vaccines with out ever utilizing the phrase “lady” or “ladies,” however utilizing “pregnant folks” or “pregnant individual” seven instances.
Even the headline stayed obscure: “Are You Pregnant? The CDC Actually Desires You To Get Vaccinated In opposition to COVID-19”.
Officers with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention issued the CDC’s strongest recommendation yet for pregnant folks and those that have been just lately pregnant to get a COVID-19 vaccine….
A low share of pregnant folks within the U.S. — solely 31% — have acquired the COVID-19 vaccine.
The company warned Wednesday that failing to get vaccinated places a pregnant individual and their unborn child extra in danger in the event that they have been to get the coronavirus.
The steering comes because the CDC experiences that via Sept. 27 there have been greater than 125,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in pregnant people….
Instances of COVID-19 in symptomatic, pregnant folks have the next danger of admission into intensive care and a 70% elevated danger of loss of life…
Vaccination rates among pregnant people differ markedly by race and ethnicity, in keeping with the CDC’s knowledge.
Choosy folks may be aware the picture caption stated “pregnant lady/ladies” twice in tinier kind.
Diaz quoted CDC Rochelle Walensky additionally dodging: “I strongly encourage those that are pregnant or contemplating being pregnant to speak with their healthcare supplier concerning the protecting advantages of the COVID-19 vaccine to maintain their infants and themselves protected.”
The story concluded: “The company additionally urged individuals who may turn out to be pregnant to get the vaccine to forestall severe sickness, loss of life and hostile being pregnant outcomes from the coronavirus.”
NPR can say they’re solely following, ahem, the CDC tips in newest “science” terminology:
CDC points pressing well being advisory, strongly recommends #COVID19 vaccination for these pregnant, just lately pregnant or attempting to turn out to be pregnant or who may turn out to be pregnant sooner or later to forestall severe sickness, deaths, & hostile being pregnant outcomes. https://t.co/UmM8L5YSNd pic.twitter.com/HOiZNGyLpm
— CDC (@CDCgov) September 29, 2021