Unvaccinated Tennessee woman, 36, who caught COVID-19 during her pregnancy and had to give birth prematurely dies of the virus 

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  • Amanda Perry, 36, of Dixon County, Tennessee, died of COVID-19 on Monday after a month-long battle with the virus
  • Perry was 32 weeks pregnant when she contracted the virus, and required an emergency C-section
  • She was not vaccinated because she had a history of miscarriage and feared the vaccine might harm her pregnancy
  • Perry was transferred from Tennessee to Richmond, Virginia for treatment and her husband Billy lived in the city to be with her temporarily.
  • Pregnant women are among the lowest vaccinated demographics in the US, despite suffering an increased risk of complications from the virus by only 35%

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An uninfected Tennessee woman has died from COVID-19 after a month-long battle, even as she needed to give birth prematurely.

Amanda Perry, 36, of Dixon County, Tennessee, succumbed to Covid on Monday, according to her family.

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She was not immunized against the virus, although she reportedly planned to take the jab after giving birth.

Perry’s family says she had suffered multiple miscarriages in the past and feared the vaccine would lead to another miscarriage.

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Despite being in the groups at the highest risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19, pregnant women are among the least vaccinated populations in the US.

Amanda Perry (right), 36, died of COVID-19 earlier this week after fighting the virus for more than a month. Her husband Billy (left) relocated to Richmond to be with her temporarily during treatment. Pictured: Amanda and Billy Perry

Perry was 32 weeks pregnant when she contracted the virus, and needed an emergency C-section to give birth to her son, Nolan (pictured)

Perry was 32 weeks pregnant when she contracted the virus, and needed an emergency C-section to give birth to her son, Nolan (pictured)

‘To know Amanda was to love her,’ wrote Elizabeth Ratliff, a high school friend who organized a gofundme account On behalf of the Perry family.

‘Her smile was infectious. Her warmth and kindness were felt by all who passed her path. She really was the sweetest soul and the softest heart.

‘Her love for her children and being their mother was boundless and evident in everything she went through.’

Perry was 32 weeks pregnant when she was hospitalized with Covid pneumonia on September 15, when her husband, Billy, Told WKRN in Nashville.

Doctors at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville performed an emergency C-section on Amanda to save her baby.

The couple has six children, two from Amanda's previous marriages (lower left), three from Billy's previous marriages (lower right), and a newborn child.  Pictured: The Perry Family

The couple has six children, two from Amanda’s previous marriages (lower left), three from Billy’s previous marriages (lower right), and a newborn child. Pictured: The Perry Family

Amanda (right) tested positive for COVID-19 a month ago, and was quickly hospitalized and transferred from Tennessee to Richmond, Virginia for treatment.  Pictured: Amanda and Billy Perry

Amanda (right) tested positive for COVID-19 a month ago, and was quickly hospitalized and transferred from Tennessee to Richmond, Virginia for treatment. Pictured: Amanda and Billy Perry

The hospital was facing capacity issues, however, and had to be airlifted to another facility in Richmond, Virginia, where she was placed on a ventilator.

Billy traveled to Richmond to be with his wife and temporarily moved into a nearby apartment, a GoFundMe for the family reports.

Amanda’s symptoms included a high fever, mastitis (inflammation of the breast tissue), bacteria in her blood, and a collapsed lung.

‘We didn’t have options. She was scared. I was scared,’ said Billy newsweek.

‘Covid is a killer. You hear about it on TV all the time, but it never really hits home. Yes, someone you work with may have covid, but you don’t know someone who is destroying their whole world.

‘Then when it happens, it’s terrible. It came out of nowhere and it happened so fast.

Amanda's (right) symptoms included a high fever, mastitis, bacteria in her blood, and a collapsed lung.  Pictured: Amanda and Billy Perry

Amanda’s (right) symptoms included a high fever, mastitis, bacteria in her blood, and a collapsed lung. Pictured: Amanda and Billy Perry

She (right) required an emergency premature delivery due to her deteriorating condition due to COVID-19.  Pictured: Amanda and Billy Perry

She (right) required an emergency premature delivery due to her deteriorating condition due to COVID-19. Pictured: Amanda and Billy Perry

Once he realized his wife wasn’t going to make it, Billy flew to Amanda’s mother to say a final goodbye.

Doctors told the family that on Sunday, Amanda’s condition worsened so much that her death was inevitable.

Billy, wanting his wife to die a painless death, chose to have the tube in her throat that was keeping her alive.

She would later die, ending a battle with COVID-19 that lasted more than a month.

Billy told Newsweek, ‘I wish we had talked more about getting a vaccine.

‘We were not against it. We were not anti-wax. What do you do when you are pregnant? There isn’t much research out there. She was scared.

Pregnant women are the least vaccinated demographic in the US, but are at highest risk of complications from Covid.

Despite the increased risk of serious complications from the virus, less than 35% of pregnant women in the US are vaccinated for COVID-19

Despite the increased risk of serious complications from the virus, less than 35% of pregnant women in the US are vaccinated for COVID-19

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than 35 percent Pregnant women are vaccinated in the US.

Studies have found that the vaccine is safe and effective for pregnant women, despite initial concerns by some health officials.

Pregnant women who contract the virus, however, are at potentially serious risk.

A study published in October found that pregnant women with symptoms of COVID-19 are at increased risk of needing emergency delivery and their newborn baby is more likely to need additional medical care after birth.

They also have an increased risk of dying before the baby is born, one discovery Gets from the United Kingdom.

Perry, like many other pregnant women, was hesitant to take the shot though.

She is survived by her husband and two children from her previous marriage.

Billy also had three children from a previous marriage whom Amanda helped take care of.

Nolan, a newborn, is their only child together.

Amanda (right) hadn't been vaccinated, although she had planned to take the jab after giving birth, according to her husband.  Pictured: Amanda and Billy Perry

Amanda (right) hadn’t been vaccinated, although she had planned to take the jab after giving birth, according to her husband. Pictured: Amanda and Billy Perry

Ratliff wrote, ‘Her love for her children and being their mother was boundless and evident in everything she went through.

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