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Lockdown fallout: Stillbirths nearly doubled

We have been hearing a lot lately about the unintended consequences of the lockdowns. Here’s another. According to reports the number of stillbirths in Britain nearly doubled during the COVID pandemic as it seems pregnant women were staying home when they started encountering problems instead of seeking medical attention.

Many blame this on the messaging that people needed to protect the NHS from being overrun.

The Blaze explains:

There were nearly double the number of stillbirths during the height of the coronavirus lockdown, with concerns the “protect the NHS” message may have discouraged women from seeking urgent medical help.

According to recent figures reported in the Health Services Journal, there were 40 stillbirths after labour in England between April and June, nearly double the 24 from the same time last year. As a result, the UK’s Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) said it will launch a review of the increase.

READ: Stillbirths Nearly Double During UK’s First Lockdown

RELATED: Of course, Britain is in the midst of a second COVID wave and the mainstream media is screaming that the country’s hospitals are 84% full. That sounds terrible, but the media didn’t say a peep last fall, before COVID, when the hospitals were 92% full. READ: Is the NHS actually QUIETER than usual? Leaked document claims hospitals are 84% full (but last autumn the figure was 92%)

In fact, the Daily Mail adds at one point during the height of pandemic (April through June) Britain’s hospital were just 64% full as they emptied the hospitals of non-Covid patients.

It is true, the number of COVID patients is skyrocketing in the hospitals during Britain’s second wave, but as one person wryly pointed out, everyone is being tested for COVID, even if they were admitted to the hospital for other unrelated medical issues.

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