Dr. Peter Hotez applauds CDC's endorsement of vaccines for pregnant women in light of dangerous antivaccine rhetoric

CNBC's Dr. Peter Hotez said that he was glad the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their guidance and encouraged pregnant women to get vaccinated. This is especially important given the misinformation campaign targeting pregnant women.Hotez, who is co-director of Texas Children's Hospital's Center for Vaccine Development, said that "Unfortunately, some of the bad guys, anti-vaccine organizations, put out a lot false information claiming Covid-19 vaccines could cause infertility."They copied and pasted fake information about HPV vaccines for cervical cancer and other types of cancer that they claimed caused infertility and then they simply copied it onto Covid-19 vaccines. It was never true."As the highly transmissible Delta variant of Covid-19 is causing an increase in cases, the CDC recommends that it be done. Daily cases are exceeding 100,000 nationwide. According to CDC statistics, approximately 23% of pregnant women had received at least one doses of the Covid vaccine by July 31.Hotez highlighted the dangers of Covid-19 for pregnant women in a Wednesday night interview on "The News With Shepard Smith."Hotez stated that "we've seen over this last year and half lots and lots pregnant women get very sick and go into the pediatric ICU, lose their baby, and lose their own lives due to Covid-19. That's the scary piece." Hotez stated that pregnant women have not fared well with the virus.