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NPR is doing it.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is doubling down on its recommendation that people who are pregnant get the COVID-19 vaccine following new data underscoring its safety and effectiveness throughout pregnancy.

Hiding the word “women” as if it were radioactive.

This recommendation is coming at a time when doctors across the country are reporting an uptick in the number of unvaccinated pregnant people getting hospitalized with severe cases of COVID-19.

It would be so simple, and easy, and normal, to say “pregnant women” there, but no, we have to think of the self-absorbed brats who “identify as” men in their jeans and binders.

The low vaccination rate in this group is striking, doctors note. As of July 31, only 23% of those who are pregnant had received at least one dose of vaccine against the coronavirus, according to CDC statistics.

“Those who are pregnant”? That just plain sounds awkward, not to mention confusing. Everything was so much easier when we were allowed to say “women.”

“CDC recommends that pregnant people should be vaccinated against COVID-19, based on new evidence about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines,” the agency said in updated guidance that echoes the urgent recommendation of leading medical societies. “COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to get pregnant now or might become pregnant in the future.”

So NPR and the CDC are erasing women. Awesome.

… Officials say miscarriage rates after the vaccine were similar to the expected rate of miscarriage in any group of pregnant people…She works mostly with pregnant individuals who are sick with COVID-19 and sees the damage the coronavirus can do…Vaccinating those who are pregnant has become especially urgent in states such as Texas, where the highly contagious delta variant currently makes up more than 75% of new cases…It’s an especially dangerous situation when someone who’s pregnant gets a symptomatic case of COVID-19, Turrentine notes, as he breaks down the statistics…

Medical professionals and scientists don’t know exactly why those who are pregnant are at such high risk when they become infected with the virus, but they are concerned this population is especially vulnerable because so many remain unvaccinated.

Since April, the CDC has recommended vaccines for those who are pregnant as the best way to protect them and their babies from the coronavirus. Although people who are pregnant were excluded from the initial clinical trials of the three COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use in the U.S., significant data gathered since then has shown the shots to be safe and effective in this group.

Erase all the women.

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