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Monday, October 18, 2021

Dry Cough Haiku

Two Hundred and Seventy-Fourth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

the masked teacher's dry cough
classroom silence deepens 

Added: Two Hundred and Seventy-Fifth Entry

maternity ward
the masked husband answers
with silence

FYI: CDC director says U.S. Covid deaths among pregnant women peaked in August, Robert Towey, CNBC, September 30

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Thursday that Covid-19 deaths among pregnant women reached a record high of 21 in August, urging expectant mothers to get vaccinated against the virus.

Just 31% of pregnant women nationwide are vaccinated, even though pregnant women with Covid are likelier to experience dangerous symptoms that jeopardize their infants’ health, she said. Walensky’s comments came just a day after the CDC announced a health advisory for pregnant women to get vaccinated to reduce the risk of contracting a severe case of Covid.