A pregnant woman gets vaccinated against Covid-19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Reuters A pregnant woman gets vaccinated against Covid-19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Reuters
A pregnant woman gets vaccinated against Covid-19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Reuters

Brazil faces ‘risk of a generation of orphans’ as coronavirus kills pregnant and post-partum women

  • Over 4,000 pregnant women or women who gave birth were infected with coronavirus just in the first four months of 2021, with 494 deaths
  • The government has moved pregnant women into the priority category for vaccinations, but the decision comes too late, says an expert

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A pregnant woman gets vaccinated against Covid-19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Reuters A pregnant woman gets vaccinated against Covid-19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Reuters
A pregnant woman gets vaccinated against Covid-19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Reuters
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