Former Pfizer VP Urges Pregnant, Childbearing Age Women Not To Get Cov Vaxx; CDC Disagrees
By Emily Wood
A former Pfizer executive recently advised that women of childbearing age and those who are already pregnant should consider opting out of taking the COVID-19 vaccine, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week that the vaccines are safe and don’t show an increased risk of miscarriage.
On Wednesday, the CDC advised pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine, stating that it found no increased risk of miscarriages among those who’ve been vaccinated.
While the CDC’s guidelines have advised that pregnant women get the vaccine to help protect against the possible risk for severe illness or adverse pregnancy outcomes, stating it was “unlikely to pose a risk for people who are pregnant,” it previously added that there was “limited data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people.”
It adds that because the vaccines haven’t been studied on mothers who are breastfeeding, “there are limited data available on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in people who are breastfeeding, effects of vaccination on the breastfed baby,” and “effects on milk production or excretion.
The CDC’s updated guidelines added: “Recent reports have shown that breastfeeding people who have received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines have antibodies in their breastmilk, which could help protect their babies. More data are needed to determine what protection these antibodies may provide to the baby.”
Last Wednesday, Michael Yeadon, who served as vice president and chief scientist for allergy and respiratory at Pfizer until 2011, raised some concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines use on pregnant and childbearing age women during Life Site News’ “Stop the Shot” conference, where he was one of the speakers.
“We never, ever give experimental medicines to pregnant women,” said Yeadon, Ph.D., in a presentation.
Yeadon, who holds degrees in biochemistry, toxicology, and a Ph.D. in respiratory pharmacology, launched his own biotech company after working in the pharmaceutical industry for 32 years. Since the novel coronavirus outbreak, he’s attracted some media attention and criticism for questioning the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
He argued that pregnant women who’ve been told that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe for them and their preborn babies have been “lied to.”
“That’s bad enough because what that tells me is that there’s recklessness. No one cares. The authorities do not care what happens,” Yeadon asserted.
“You never, ever give inadequately tested medicines, medicinal products, to a pregnant woman,” he continued. “And that is exactly what is happening. Our government is urging pregnant women, and women of childbearing age, to get vaccinated. And they’re telling them they’re safe. And that’s a lie because those studies have simply not been done.”
Since data show that only some 22% of pregnant women have received one or more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine are among the organizations that have also urged women to get vaccinated.
“Data have shown that COVID-19 infection puts pregnant people at increased risk of severe complications and even death,” the organizations asserted in a joint statement.
“COVID-19 vaccination is the best method to reduce maternal and fetal complications of COVID-19 infection among pregnant people,” added Dr. William Grobman, president of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.