中英對照讀新聞》CDC issues an ’urgent’ warning for pregnant people to get vaccinatedCDC發「緊急」警告建議孕婦接種疫苗
Amidst an uptick in the number of pregnant people dying from COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday issued an urgent health advisory to doctors, public health leaders, and babymakers across the country - urging more vaccinations of pregnant people to protect the lives of those who are or may become pregnant, and to keep their fetuses safe and healthy too.
在死於 COVID-19 （武漢肺炎，新型冠狀病毒病）的孕婦人數增加之際，美國疾病管制暨預防中心（CDC）週三向全國各地的醫生、公共衛生領袖和孕婦發佈緊急健康建議，敦促孕婦接種疫苗以保護孕婦或準孕婦的生命，同時也保護胎兒的安全和健康。
The advisory comes on the heels of the deadliest month of the pandemic for pregnant people yet. In August, at least 22 pregnant people died from COVID-19 in the US, and almost all of the pregnant people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in 2021 so far have been unvaccinated (97%).
The CDC strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccination either before or during pregnancy, yet only around 1 in 3 pregnant people nationwide are vaccinated right now.
uptick：名詞，上揚、增加。例句：The nation has seen an uptick in hate crimes.（這個國家的仇恨犯罪已見升高。）
come/follow on the heels of sth：片語，之後緊接著發生；緊隨…而來。例句：For Walter, disaster followed hard on the heels of his initial success.（對華特來說，最初的成功之後緊接著就是慘敗。）