Back to school in a pandemic can be 'perfect storm of infection' for pregnant women [WBFO]

Published September 3, 2021

WBFO broadcast a story about the potential danger of pregnant women getting infected with COVID-19 now that young children are returning to school in-person. The story quoted Sarah L. Berga, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and president of UBMD Obstetrics and Gynecology, who said that the back-to-school scenario may create a "perfect storm for infections." She said we're learning "terrifying" risks to pregnant women who get COVID including a death rate for mothers that is 15 times higher. "We think of pregnancy as a happy time, but it's not happy if you get COVID-19," she said.