Journal of Reproductive Medicine Gynaecology & Obstetrics Category: Medical Type: Letter to the Editor

Fetal Deaths due to Covid-19

Leonard Evans1*
1 Science Serving Society, 973 Satterlee Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, United States

*Corresponding Author(s):
Leonard Evans
Science Serving Society, 973 Satterlee Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, United States
Email:levanssss@gmail.com

Received Date: Jan 20, 2022
Accepted Date: Jan 24, 2022
Published Date: Jan 31, 2022

Introduction

The more than 800,000 total deaths [1] from Covid-19 do not include another category of victim. Namely, unborn babies.  The data used here covers the slightly more than 2-year period from 2020-01-01 to 2022-01-08. To calculate the number of fetuses killed I assume that if a female of childbearing age dies, her fetus also dies. While an approximation, I consider it adequate for the present calculations. A second assumption is that the probability of contracting covid-19 is the same for pregnant and non-pregnant women. I assume that the number of live births [2] in a year is an approximation for the number of women who are pregnant in that year times a factor of 9/12 to reflect that the duration of the pregnancy is 9 months compared to the 12-month data collection unit. The method of my estimate of the number of fetus deaths caused by maternal deaths (Table 1) parallels very closely our earlier estimate of the number of fetuses killed in US traffic crashes [3]. The calculation in table 1 estimates that Covid-19 has killed 471 fetuses.  

A

Female age

(years)

B

Probability that

woman gives birth [2]

C

Covid-19

deaths [1]

D

Col B x

Col C

E

Fetus deaths

Col D x [3]

10-14

0.0002

60

0.01

0.01

15-17

0.0063

100

0.63

0.47

18-19

0.0288

127

3.66

2.74

20-24

0.0628

647

40.63

30.47

25-29

0.09

1,214

109.26

81.95

30-34

0.0948

2,310

218.99

164.24

35-39

0.0517

3,378

174.64

130.98

40-44

0.0118

5,298

62.52

46.89

45-54

0.0009

19,852

17.87

13.40

 

 

Totals

628.21

471.15

Table 1: Female Covid-19 deaths and calculated fetus deaths.

References

Citation: Evan L (2022) Fetal Deaths due to Covid-19. J Reprod Med Gynecol Obstet 7: 092.

Copyright: © 2022  Leonard Evans, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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