Early COVID data: “[unvaccinated] Pregnant women with Covid face a sevenfold risk of dying compared with uninfected pregnant women …”

Link. HOWEVER: “Preliminary figures suggest maternal deaths dropped to roughly prepandemic levels in 2022”

I got whiplash reading this. 7x number is early pandemic. The anecdote is about a woman who declined vaccine and all-but died; she and her child did well with superb medical care.

Wonderland Amusement Park 1910: “One key attraction was the place known as the Infant Incubator Institute or Infantorium, where, for a small fee, the public could see premature babies in incubators.”

Link. “The price of admission paid for the staff, and parents owed the park nothing for the care of their baby … nurses made sure that the newborns received regular feedings from wet-nurses …. local newspapers covered their progress at the unit by giving them nicknames. Nearly all of the babies sent to the Incubator Institute survived.”