Pandemic H1N1 greatly increases the death rate among pregnant women – The California study

Pregnant women died at much greater rates during previous pandemics than other people. The 2009 pandemic is no exception.

From The New England Journal of Medicine

Eight patients in this series died…None of the eight received antiviral agents within 48 hours after symptom onset…

[snip]

Over the 4-month study period, the cause-specific maternal mortality ratio for 2009 H1N1 influenza was estimated at 4.3 in California. The maternal mortality ratio for death from any cause was 19.3 in California in 2005 and 13.3 in the United States in 2006. More than two thirds of maternal deaths in the United States each year are directly related to obstetrical factors, and maternal deaths due to influenza have been rare. The high 2009 H1N1 influenza–specific maternal mortality suggests that this pandemic has the potential to notably increase overall maternal mortality in the United States in 2009.

It is worth noting that none of the 8 patients who died with confirmed H1N1 had been treated with Tamiflu within the recommended 48 hours of symptoms. Given that approximately 50% of the pregnant women had received Tamiflu within 48 hours of symptoms, it is highly likely that Tamiflu greatly reduced the death rate among pregnant women.

Again, the stories suggesting pandemic H1N1 are no worse than seasonal flu are at variance with the truth. 2009 will likely go down in American history as one of the years with the highest recorded number of deaths among pregnant women, despite the advanced medical care most women received. In countries where Tamiflu and advanced medical care is not readily available, very large numbers of deaths among pregnant women is likely.

Reference

Louie et al. (2009) Severe 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Pregnant and Postpartum Women in California. New England Journal of Medicine. December 23.

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2 responses to “Pandemic H1N1 greatly increases the death rate among pregnant women – The California study

  1. Jeb

    Miscarriages after H1N1 Vaccination

    The first link below is to a listing of recorded, documented cases of miscarriages of pregnant women following the injection of the H1N1 vaccine. The second link below is to the site that houses the database from which the list is being extracted.

    After you peruse the data, ponder the fact that the government health agencies classified pregnant women in the priority group to be injected with the H1N1 vaccine, along with how many pregnant women miscarried after being vaccinated.

    Also, consider why this hypocritical fiasco was not front page headline news, and in retrospect has actually been hidden from the public by the mainstream media, always remembering this as more proof that the media, politicians, the health agencies, the pharmaceutical/medical industrial complex are all part of the vast corrupt machine, which it would appear is not only out to enrich themselves but maybe also to reduce the population as an aside. You think???

    Tell everyone you know, especially WARN any women of child bearing age.

    Link to list of miscarriages following H1N1 vaccination.

    Link directly to the Medalerts VAERS database.

    Footnote. Realize that the data was reported by the mainstream medical community and may well be biased in many respects, with omissions of incriminating evidence, as well as inclusion of inaccurate, incorrect, misleading, diversionary data (e.g., notation of ingestion of “prenatal vitamins”…

  2. monotreme1000

    You don’t cite data, you cite bogus, antivaccine websites. I cite a scientific study in a legitimate journal. Either you believe in science or you don’t. If you do, then you rely on peer-reviewed publications in legitimate journals, if you don’t, you can just make things up and put them on a website with pseudoscientific names.

    Anyone interested in unfiltered investigations of adverse effects from the H1N1 vaccine is invited to go the real VAERS site:

    http://vaers.hhs.gov/resources/h1n1update#top

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