A 29-year-old American woman, who believed the COVID-19 vaccine could make her infertile, died of the disease, reported the Daily News.
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Samantha Wendell fell ill a few days before her bachelorette party, and spent her wedding day, August 21, hooked up to a ventilator.
“The disinformation killed her,” Ms. Wendell’s cousin, Maria Vibandor Hayes, told NBC News.
Colleagues of the bride-to-be told her about a study proving the correlation between the COVID-19 vaccine and female infertility, according to what has been reported.
Rumor had it that a German epidemiologist last December saw a placental protein interact with the vaccine, according to the health care management organization Henry Ford Health System, based in Michigan in the United States. The theory was later disproved in clinical trials.
Fears of infertility are among the many myths circulating about the COVID-19 vaccine. Yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States is urging pregnant women, more vulnerable to serious illnesses caused by a new coronavirus infection, to get vaccinated.
In Canada, six unvaccinated pregnant women ended up in intensive care units in Alberta in less than a month, various Alberta media reported this week.
“In the six cases last month, COVID-19 has had serious impacts on the health of parents, as well as that of the child. Five premature births have occurred as early as week 29 of gestation, ”said Calgary Zone Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Alberta Health System (AHS), Dr. Colin Birch.
According to the doctor, the fourth wave of COVID-19 has hit pregnant women hard.
It’s not just women who are affected – their babies suffer too, explained Dr. Eliana Castillo, a professor at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.