Tennessee, mother dies of COVID-19 one month after giving birth

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A mother in Dickson County, Tennessee, died of COVID-19 this week after giving birth to a baby she was never fortunate enough to have, both victims of homicidal social policy. herd immunity that allowed the deadly virus to spread far and wide.

Amanda Perry, 36, was admitted in mid-September to an emergency room at a local hospital with COVID-19. She was 32 months pregnant at the time and an emergency Caesarean was performed. Placed on a ventilator, she was then airlifted to Richmond, Va. For further COVID-19 support and treatment in hopes of saving her life.

Her husband, Billy, had traveled to Richmond and rented an apartment near his wife who died on October 18.

GoFundMe by the family of Amanda Perry, who died of COVID-19. (GoFundMe screenshot)

The baby, Nolan, remained in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for a month and is said to be doing well, living with his father, grandmother and two older brothers.

“We had three miscarriages before we had Nolan,” Billy told NewChannel5. “She loved being a mom, she was put on this earth to be a mom.”

Amanda and Billy had a total of five children from previous marriages, including a child with special needs. There is no doubt that the couple have faced intense economic pressures during the pandemic.

The family lived in White Bluff, Tennessee, but Amanda worked as a hairdresser in Franklin, Tennessee. Franklin is the seat of Williamson County, Tennessee, the wealthiest county in the state. It’s 50 kilometers and a 48-minute drive with “light traffic,” according to a Microsoft mileage research.

Williamson County is known for the large number of retail, service and hospitality workers commuting from surrounding counties as it is impossible to live in the county they work with what they are paid, often having to commute for almost two hours a day.

The median cost of a three-bedroom home in Williamson County, perhaps the right size for a family the size of Amanda and Billy, is $ 439,900.

Amanda was also under pressure for the vaccination. Perhaps because she had suffered three miscarriages previously, she wanted to wait for the vaccination, a friend told the media. “She wanted to be vaccinated but didn’t want to risk pregnancy,” Carlene Bennett told News4 Nashville. “She said she was going to get vaxxed after giving birth, but time was running out.”

It has not been reported how Amanda contracted COVID-19. It is possible that with school-aged children he was brought home. It was not reported whether the family had been tested.

It is also possible that she will contract the virus at work. Working in a beauty and hair salon with many different clients coming in and out increases the exposure possibilities. It is also often almost impossible for clients to remain masked when shampooing, styling, or haircuts.

Amanda, like millions of other workers, has been forced to work and live with increased risks.

“There are a lot of exposures, and pregnant women don’t have the luxury, in general, usually, of being able to really isolate themselves,” said Dr. Ryan Loftin, Minnesota specialist in obstetrics, gynecology and fetal medicine. kindergarten. media in an August interview with CBS Minnesota.

Dr Loftin noted that at this point 86 percent of COVID-19 cases during pregnancy involved unvaccinated women. Although science does not back it up, pregnant women have avoided getting vaccinated at a higher rate than other segments of the population.

“Vaccines are safe and effective, and it has never been more urgent to increase vaccinations as we face the highly transmissible Delta variant and see severe consequences of COVID-19 in unvaccinated pregnant people. “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Rochelle Walensky noted in August.

The CDC recommends not only that pregnant mothers, but also nursing mothers and even those planning to become pregnant, get the vaccine.

CDC’s analysis of current data on vaccinations before 20 weeks gestation indicates no increased risk of miscarriages. Miscarriage typically occurs in 11-16% of pregnancies before 20 weeks. The study of 2,500 pregnant women who were vaccinated against COVID-19 reported a miscarriage rate of 13%.

“It can be as serious as in anyone else, requiring intubation, mechanical ventilation and even the death of pregnant women due to serious illness,” Dr Lofton noted of the threat of COVID-19.

“Pregnant women are at an increased risk of serious illness if they develop an infection, and our data has shown an increased risk of mortality with COVID-19 infection during childbirth compared to childbirth without COVID infection. -19, ”Dr. Jennifer Jolley, an author of the study and OB-GYN with the University of California-Irvine Medical Center, said American News and World Report .

“I have seen pregnant women get really sick. I mean, I’ve seen it die, “Dr. Mark Turrentine, professor of obstetrics at Baylor College of Medicine and co-chair of a COVID-19 working group for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, told NPR. (ACOG). “And you know, you get into this business as an obstetrician gynecologist because the patients are young and healthy. And most of the time, you get great results. It’s a bad virus.

It’s a bad virus indeed, but the ruling class is determined to force workers back to work, shoulder to shoulder, 12 hours a day, reaping profits as the pandemic continues to kill more than 1,500 people every day in the United States. Workers fall ill on the assembly line, poultry farm, meat processing facilities, supermarkets and hairdressers. Over 750,000 lives have been needlessly lost over the past 18 months.

As workers are exposed to the highly contagious Delta variant, Democrats and Republicans, along with their union allies, are packing unvaccinated children in poorly ventilated and overcrowded classrooms to catch the virus and bring it back to their homes and their communities.

It is only through the organization and mobilization of the global working class armed with science that the necessary measures can be taken to achieve the global elimination of COVID-19.

The October 24 webinar sponsored by the World Socialist Website and the International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees (IWA-RFC) will bring together scientists, public health specialists and workers who are all committed to the fight to save lives. The discussion will aim to educate, clarify and lay the groundwork for effective mass action to end the pandemic.

We urge all of our readers around the world to register today, invite your colleagues, friends and family, and promote the event as widely as possible on social media this weekend.


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