May 27, 2022
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Data published by an Israeli academic show a stillbirth, miscarriage, and abortion (SBMA) rate of 6% among women who did not receive a COVID-19 vaccine. In comparison, 8% of women were vaccinated with at least one dose (and never had a SARS-Cov-2 infection).

The data was released to Israeli medical activists using medical data received after FOIA requests were filed by Ori Xabi and Oz Koren to two separate Israeli hospitals.

This means that the chances of suffering a stillbirth, abortion, or miscarriage are 1.36 times greater if the woman is vaccinated.

In other words, the SBMA rate among vaccinated women was close to 34% higher than that of unvaccinated women.

The chart below demonstrates the percentage of births among vaccinated women that were stillborn, miscarriage, or abortion and the rate of live births. the two data sets are compared to the percentage among non-vaccinated women. (Vaccinated in this context means that the woman received at least one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.)

 

 

The SBMA rate among vaccinated women was greater than that among unvaccinated women every month except for February – the initial launch of the vaccination campaign for pregnant women. At that time, just two births were recorded in vaccinated women. The rate peaked in May, with 44% of vaccinated women experiencing a stillbirth, miscarriage, or abortion that month, compared to 9% among unvaccinated women. In other words, of all the recorded pregnancy outcomes among vaccinated women in the month of May, 43% resulted in stillbirth, miscarriage, or abortion.

The data on increased odds of SBMA was presented by a senior lecturer at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Josh Guetzkow, who also debunks a potential argument that women who were vaccinated were more likely to be older and suffer from comorbidities.

Another Israeli hospital in the center of the country didn’t have data on which women suffering from SMBA were vaccinated; the data also shows that the SBMA rate is higher in two hospitals in 2021 in comparison to the previous years. Interestingly, April-June — the period with the highest SMBA rates among the vaccinated at the first Israeli hospital to release the data — also increased at the second Israeli hospital as well. At one of the medical centers, the rate exceeded that period at 8.7% compared to an average of 5.7% during 2019-2020 – a 50% increase. At the other hospital, the SBMA rate in 2021 during the months of April to June was 12.7%, compared to an average of 11.3% during 2019-2020, – a 12% increase.

In May 2021, the first hospital to release data experienced 42 cases of SBMA. This was almost double the total May average from the last two years and a 30% increase from the highest number of any month in the previous two years, which was 32 in June of 2020.

The second medical center saw its highest SBMA rate in June, at 146 – a 30% increase above the average of the previous two years, and an 11% higher than the most significant amount of SBMAs for any month in the last two years -132 in March 2019.

Guetzkow concludes his findings writing that: “In two different Israeli hospitals, 2021 has witnessed significantly higher rates of stillbirths, miscarriages, and abortions than the previous two years, with some months setting a record for the number of SBMAs compared to 2019 and 2020. For the one hospital where we do have data comparing vaccinated to unvaccinated women, the rate of SBMAs among vaccinated women is 34% higher than among unvaccinated women.”