Fox News – The Washington Post was mocked for referencing pregnant women as “pregnant people” in article published Thursday.
The article is titled, “Pregnant people at much higher risk of breakthrough COVID, study shows”
The piece reports on a new study that looked at whether specific co-morbidities could affect the risk of a vaccinated individual contracting COVID-19, also known as a breakthrough case.
Reporters Amy Goldstein and Dan Keating used the term “pregnant people” throughout the article.
“Pregnant people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus are nearly twice as likely to get covid-19 as those who are not pregnant, according to a new study that offers the broadest evidence to date of the odds of infections among vaccinated patients with different medical circumstances.”
The researchers measured the risk by analyzing the records of pairs of fully vaccinated patients from the same part of the country. In each pair, one patient had the condition that was being measured, and the other did not.
The patients were not matched by age, and the pregnant people could have been matched in the analysis with a man or a woman.
The term woman appeared once in the article to describe how the study was conducted … ” read more.