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From sore arms to sudden death
Reader reports on adverse vaccine reactions.
It is undeniable: The Corona vaccines cause a wide array of adverse events, not all of them understood. Right now it’s hard to assess their population-wide impact, beyond saying that they’re substantially more dangerous than ordinary vaccines. Rough calculations from VAERS data suggest that they’re at least several hundred times more likely to hurt you than flu shots.
In addition to acute vaccine reactions – fever, myalgia, swollen lymph nodes and injection site soreness in the days following vaccination – many of you also discussed an array of more disturbing symptoms, including serious tinnitus, heightened blood pressure, chest pains, irregular menstrual bleeding and shortness of breath. I also had many letters describing shingles and Bell’s Palsy following vaccination; and of more puzzling and potentially more serious neurological problems, from vertigo to muscular tremors to seizures. For the most part, milder acute symptoms disappeared in days, but some you report sore arms and tinnitus lasting many months.
Among the severe reactions, myocarditis and stroke have a prominent place in your reports; I had fewer reports of miscarriages, but they were also present. Consistent with internet discussion elsewhere, some of you also report the sudden development or resurgence of cancer following Corona vaccination.
Broadly speaking, dose 3 seems to have been worse than dose 2, and dose 2 worse than dose 1. Many, many of the vaccinated among you caught Corona following vaccination. There are the preponderance of infections in the week following the first and third doses, which we already knew about, but these are but a fraction of post-vaccine infections overall. Probably a big thing that has stalled the political momentum driving mass vaccination, is the prevalence of bad booster reactions followed by breakthrough infection.
Another point that emerged from your letters, is the generally high threshold for obtaining an exemption from further vaccination following an adverse reaction. It was disturbing to read several stories of people who were essentially vaccinated to death – dying after dose 3, following a rough reaction to dose 1 and a near-miss with dose 2.
Finally, almost all of you were vaccinated under duress. Some of you accepted vaccination simply to end the medical surveillance or to win back some freedom of movement. That was surprisingly uncommon, though; those who gave in to the petty harassments of the vaccinators generally said they didn’t appreciate the risk of the vaccines, or the outrageousness of the legal regime surrounding them, until later. Most often, people gave in to keep their jobs or to appease insistent family members. Some parents accepted vaccination so that they could attend school events involving their children; other people wanted to see elderly relatives in hospital or care homes.
As always, I’m very, very grateful for all the time you took to send detailed and textured reports of your experiences with this unprecedented, coercive experiment. I’ve read every email you sent; this time, in fact, I’ve studied them even more closely than usual, which is why this post has taken a while. I regret as always that I can’t publish everything. What follows is my best attempt to be representative, and to highlight a few unique perspectives.
I’ve kept all reports anonymous, and clipped some of them for length or to remove potentially identifying details.
Let’s begin with some views from inside the system.
This hospital doctor in Scotland explains the “under-reporting culture” that exists within his profession:
As a hospital doctor in Edinburgh, UK, I am in a position to assess for myself the impact of public health measures on my daily work and the disease burden in my patients.
I'd like to focus on MHRA yellow cards, and highlight the actual under reporting culture.
I think this is a function of some deeper problem in modern, 'enlightened' society, where individuals are completely dissociated from their problem solving, sceptical, and observational capacities. They are unaware of the existence of injury potentials or rationales, nor even of monitoring systems in place like VAERS or yellow card.
The question: "shall we complete a yellow card?" is answered with: "what's a yellow card?". This is my experience.
Patients answer: "No", when you ask them: "Did you get any injections from your GP?".
They say: "No", again, when you ask again, until you prompt hard enough for them to recall that a pandemic has been raging.
Ultimately, most individuals have a health event- or interestingly, NO health event, at all- to report. They are not empowered to attribute causality to some new, or exacerbated symptom in their life. Often, an episode of confusion is completely unattributable to an injection, because of the very cognitive incapacity that muddies a prodromal medical history. Families are not complaining of causality when they give collateral histories, and the injectors themselves are not receiving feedback on their actions.
Nurses are roaming the hospital with backpacks and lists of subjects to inoculate, and doctors are motivated to increase vaccine coverage.
Incapacitated patients are receiving experimental products.
One seldom sees a complete pharmaceutical history documented clerk-in. This must include immunisations and their associated batch numbers in cases of potential injury.
My own MHRA Yellow Card submissions have included adverse events descriptions with as much clinical and laboratory data as I could organise and report. I have kept my own list.
One case required radiographic CT investigation from head to pelvis of the largest thrombus we had ever seen (from facial sinuses down to axilla)- without a malignancy visible on scans. I later learned the patient had died soon after discharge, and that the cause of death was of Cancer of Unknown Origin (a common diagnosis in the absence of pathological proof of cancer). The patient's GP had been irritated by Yellow Card grievances, which is another interesting factor to consider in our professional lives.
MHRA have only chased me up for more data from this single case. A second form with identical information was submitted.
We whisper to each other about the serious adverse events we have come to suspect; a flatmate's mother's death by myocardial infarction, a friend with hepatitis in hospital, another friend's death, someone's Guillain-Barre-Syndrome. Contemplating the worst case scenario is so sad for me, and I must navigate the complexities of serious face-to-face conversations with patients, families and my colleagues. The moral injury I sustain feels very significant.
I had this letter from a nurse, who worked in a local vaccine clinic and had direct knowledge of thousands of vaccinations, before mandates forced her to give up her job. Among other things, she reports initial openness to adverse event reports, which soon ended, presumably as authorities realised side effects were going to be a problem:
1. At outset of the rollout there was an apparent interest in noting adverse events and I would frequently see providers‘ notes in patient charts when the workup of new onset symptoms correlated with vaccine date. Such as “of note patient received dose 1 of Moderna on date xyz.” Importantly, this type of documentation abruptly ended a few weeks into the rollout. Can’t recall exactly when but I stopped seeing it. I’m not sure if a command came down From on high or if providers just sort of gave up on exercising such ongoing vigilance.
2. Coworkers who received vax all got in-bed level sick to the point where word quickly went out “get your shot on a Friday so you can get better over the weekend”.
3. Oddly, a small minority (3 in my personal experience) reported “I didn’t notice anything at all. My arm wasn’t even sore like with the flu shot”. I remember thinking how bizarre this seemed given the mechanism of action etc but it happened.
4. All death certificates filter through the nurse work queue (I’m an RN) So I am very familiar with how many of our patients would typically die on a month to month basis. Over a 12 year career in this position, I observed that the normal rate of deaths from our practice (very busy internal medicine group) would be about one death every month or two. Even during the big pandemic waves This never changed. Then, within weeks of the second dose (we were administering primarily Moderna at my clinic) there was a 2.5 week period (I believe this was late March)in which 7 elderly patients died. This is an overwhelmingly abnormal rate. In each case (I personally did chart reviews) the deaths occurred within 3 weeks of receipt of the second dose and were otherwise unexpected deaths (eg not cancer or hospice patients, not in recent recovery from major health events etc) and in each case the deaths were sudden.
5. I personally noted the following potential adverse eventS (in that these symptoms appeared suddenly and were new to patient and not related to any known previous state of illness. All occurred within 6 weeks of 1st or more commonly 2nd vax dose) None were documented as being vaccine related and none of course reported to VAERS: sudden onset liver failure, acute kidney injury with massive abdominal hematoma, sudden onset Parkinson’s dementia, intractable vomiting and diarrhea requiring multiple ER visits, specialist work ups (3 patients with this symptom set), sudden onset lower extremity weakness up to sudden collapse and ICU admission for possible stroke (no stroke noted in imaging however), countless new onset severe vertigo cases, 2 cases of severe shingles, several cases of severe low back pain which drove patients to seek emergency care, countless severe headaches work ups, visual changes leading to specialist referrals. All in all several dozen severe events none of which were acknowledged or reported as being related. Each should definitely have been reported due to close temporal relation to vax dose.
Some of you are sharp observers of your communities. A professor writes in:
I’m unvaxed, but the university required both vax and booster (I had a knock-down drag -out fight with administration over this, and it was very unclear if I, along with a group of similarly minded faculty and students, would keep my job this semester. Luckily, we prevailed), so I've been encountering side effects, even if the people suffering them don't recognize them as such.
Faculty member, male, mid-60s: after his booster, had such a bad case of myocarditis that he had to be put in a medically-induced coma, and the received a heart transplant. Luckily, both he and his family (who were previously vax fanatics), have been outspoken about the fact that this was caused by the booster.
Faculty member, male, mid-50s: after his second dose of the vax, had a heart attack, had a pacemaker put in. Didn't/wouldn't see the connection because had had heart problems previously. After his booster, had another cardiac event about a week later - the pacemaker saved him. Again wouldn't recognize the connection.
Student, male, 20 years old: had to be taken from campus in an ambulance 5 days after his booster. Myocarditis. Knows it was from the booster.
Student, female: 19 years old: since receiving the booster, has had strep throat multiple times. She said this to me: "I haven't been healthy since receiving the booster."
I will also say that in general since the vaccines, students have been much sicker more often than I've ever experienced as a professor. We held classes in person last semester (hybrid), and there was no problem with sickness - similar to my other years as a prof. This year it's been sick kid after sick kid. And everyone got covid in January, despite the fact that the student population is 99% vaccinated, and the fac/staff are at 95%.
And I had this fantastic letter from a woman who quietly surveyed and documented the reactions of her and her husband’s acquaintances:
I decided … I would ask people I knew. I kept a simple 2 column sheet on the fridge of Side Effects or No Side Effects along w/their name. I enlisted my husband to inquire at his golf course & bars he frequents & added his reports too.
At 1st the 'no side effect' column was winning on the 1st round of shots w/the exception of 1 woman, aged 74, who, although in excellent health, had a mild stroke 3 days after the 1st shot. Naturally no doctor would link the shot to the stroke, so damned if she didn't go ahead & get the 2nd shot. But she was fine & suffers no ill effects now. Everyone that knows her considers it very unusual that she had the stroke in the 1st place. She has never had a bad habit, not overweight, walked miles daily. Once that happened to her, it was the deciding factor for me.
Anyway back to my fridge side effect log, the 1st round of shots was a breeze for most people & the 'no side effect column' was winning. But the 2nd shot changed everything, 2 red arms from shoulder to wrist that took weeks to resolve, women, down in bed sick for days afterward, some got terrible colds. Then the worse side effects started to be heard, a young 32 yr old woman, her hands & arms got so tingly she didn't feel confidant to drive & started asking her friends for rides. We never heard what the outcome was for her. Then a man in his 50s, had the same thing but in his legs, he may still be doctoring for it. Another man, older, maybe 70, not in very good health, 1 of his legs swelled, from above his knee to nearly his hip w/no apparent cause & only the 1 leg. He had some treatment, it did go away.
There were quite a few deaths that seemed untimely, particularly in young men, 5 of them, but I was never able to definitively blame the shot. But these were guys in their 40s, 1 in his 30s, friends of my friends sons, who were regular guys w/families just going to work & coming home, not in bad health, no bad habits & All were heart attacks. There have also been quite a few obits around here of others, older people, my age, or younger in their 50s, people that I didn't know but seemed to be more than normal number of deaths. And I doubt any of these were reported to VAERS.
This sounds bad re-reading it & of course it is, but I should say I know dozens of people who took the shot & have had no trouble that they know of. And that is the real rub, 'that they know of' but I am hopeful all will be fine for them.
A Johnson & Johnson trial participant wrote in, with interesting observations, particularly on the absence of any obvious way to report adverse events to investigators:
… I was asked to participate in the Johnson & Johnson vaccine trial. This was a double blinded trial so that neither the participant nor the person who administered the injection knew whether it was a placebo or the vaccine. I had the first injection in December 2020. No reaction. There was a 50/50 chance I was in the control group and therefore hadn't had the vaccination. Went through the Winter of 2020 and Spring of 2021 when everything locked down again and there was a huge operation to vaccinate everyone regarded as “vulnerable.” This would theoretically have included me, at age 63, even though I have no significant health issues. I was not offered vaccination through the study at that time. I would have refused anyway as otherwise they would have lost their control group. But isn’t it interesting that once compulsory vaccine passports started to be talked about, in Summer 2021, when actually things were improving, I was suddenly offered to have my treatment unblinded so that if I found I hadn’t had the vaccine, I could choose to do so, and still remain within the study. This was clearly a politically-driven, not health-driven action. This means that pretty much all the control group ended up being vaccinated as well. I am still trying to get my head round how this is any way to conduct a study.
Around the same time one of the newsletters sent to vaccine study volunteers included advice that vaccination wasn’t required for health reasons but you would probably need it for travel. … I agreed to have the vaccination as it seemed like I would be excluded from pretty much most things in life otherwise. The after effects weren’t severe, but I had heart palpitations for some weeks afterwards. …
A note that’s of interest, to me at least, is that the study required you to report twice weekly using an app as to whether or not you had had covid symptoms. However, there didn’t seem to be any protocol to report adverse reactions to the vaccine. I was surprised at that because I would have thought that should have been a significant part of a vaccine study. When I queried this I was told I should just have phoned someone on the team and reported it. I don't think there was ever any reference to using VAERS. In case I sound paranoid (!) I don't think the study was deliberately designed to hide adverse reactions. They could just have been designed better.
In December 2021 there was the omicron panic. I was offered a booster through the study - nothing to do with the study, but everything to do with the panic everyone was in. I asked at the time why the study was trying to do boosters and what this would do to any control group they had left. They just said that all the staff had been vaccinated, and everyone else should be as well.
Another physician had indirect experience of the Moderna trials, but she hits a variety of other points too, all relevant and interesting:
I was not directly involved but … my team … was “loaned” to the Moderna group to help run the day-to-day studies. I asked my research coordinator how the Moderna study was going, and what s/he had seen regarding side effects. This was probably in November 2020 or so. S/he told me that they hadn’t seen anything clear, but there were “a lot of weird events reported.” S/he mentioned neurological reactions specifically, such as twitching, tingling of hands and feet, and “just feeling weird.” Most of the symptoms reported could easily be explained by other causes and were so vague that they were not usually reported as adverse events (required for these studies, but limited by first—was it noticed, second—was the research coordinator impressed enough to report it to the principle investigator, third—did the PI want to consider it a clear enough symptom to report to the study sponsor?).
Second, a friend from church, in her 40s with no other significant medical history, received a single Pfizer injection, and began having seizures. She seized almost nonstop for two weeks. She was very ill. She recovered, and refused other vaccinations despite the fact that she works as a defense contractor and her livelihood was impacted by her refusal.
Finally, my father who was 84 and a retired cardiologist, held off for months in getting the vaccination, despite a number of comorbidities. Finally when he heard on the news that the “vaccines had received FDA approval,” he was vaccinated. I do not know which vaccines he received, but it was either Pfizer or Moderna because he got two shots. This was in the summer of 2021. Two months later, in September 2021, he was diagnosed with a large (6x3x9 cm) glioblastoma. He had been asymptomatic until a few weeks before it was found on CT. He had had a CT of the brain one year earlier and there was no evidence of the glioblastoma, so it was very sudden. He died in January 2022 from the glioblastoma. The neurooncologist said that she was shocked by how large the tumor was at the time of diagnosis, and how quickly it had progressed. Often, in people of his age, these tumors are much more indolent.
Of course, I cannot prove anything about my father’s tumor, but I do think it is suspicious.
I asked for mild as well as severe reactions, which are particularly useful for perspective.
Many of your letters were more or less along these lines:
My husband and I both got the shots last May. I felt nothing but a slight sore arm the night of the first, he felt chills and a bit under the weather the day after the second. Most of my friends are vaccinated and many boosted, if I had to guess probably a half or 2/3 felt nothing and the rest the same kind of mildly sick with chills my husband had. My grandparents and parents, same. The only reactions more worrying I’ve personally heard of were my neighbor and her friend (in their 50’s or maybe 60) both got heart palpitations that lasted for several days and worried them. My mother in law also has heart palpitations that may or may not have started after the vaccine – hard to tell and they can’t tell her what’s causing them. I think she suspects the vaccine caused it but won’t 100% say that. Those couple stories are part of what caught my attention when I heard about myocarditis being a side effect, though.
It’s helpful to read a series of these reports, for they shed light on the range of reactions that will go totally unreported. It is hard to know how appropriate it is to call many of these reactions “mild,” as they are elicited by a vaccine that has no calculable upside for healthy people under 30, and that is everywhere associated with higher rates of transmission.
Another “mild” reaction:
After first shot
Just mild dizziness for about two hours but otherwise no side effects or problems. The mild dizziness set in about 3-4 hours after receiving the vaccine.
After second shot
I received my second shot on a Saturday and at about 1:35am on Sunday I was awakened by severe chills and feelings of extreme fatigue and muscle weakness. It took me three hours to get back to sleep but I couldn’t sleep for more than two hours after that. These symptoms persisted on Sunday when I finally awoke and I had to cancel all of my activities since I had no strength to do anything. These symptoms lessened but were still present on Monday so I had to wait until Tuesday to resume my normal activities. I’ve never experienced side effects this severe with any other vaccine or shot (flu shot, allergy shots, etc).
I took the first shot of Pfizer's vaccine in April 2021. I'll confess that I wasn't particularly enthusiastic about getting it, but I was … concerned about being a vector of transmission, as I was regularly visiting my elderly parents …
… I had no immediate reaction to the shot, but starting I think a few hours later and continuing for about a week, I had the worst case of hives that I've ever experienced. Basically, there were little red welts all over my body, and they were extremely itchy. …
I contacted [healthcare provider] a couple of times during the period, and they basically just said wait it out, but then I began to really try to engage them in a conversation as the time for my second shot approached. Essentially, in my mind, I should've been exempt from the second shot in terms of being considered "fully vaccinated" given my reaction … but according to my doctor, my reaction was “not severe” because I didn't have to come into the ER over it …
The final advice … was to get the second shot, but take an antihistamine first, which I did ... The antihistamine apparently worked, and I had no reaction to the second shot beyond the expected bit of slight cold/flu-type symptoms as my body mounted its immune reaction.
Female 47 years old.
I received the first dose of Pfizer vaccine in February last year. Three weeks later I received the second dose.
About a week after the second dose, I noticed a strange, non-itchy rash on the left side of my body (the vaccine was injected into my left arm).
The rash appeared on my left torso wrapping around the ribs. It also started on my left hip and extended down my left thigh to the knee.
Another rash went up the inside of my left arm and over my left shoulder.
I thought it was very strange, but it wasn't painful or itchy and I thought it would go away (I didn't connect it to the vaccine at that point).
After a couple of weeks, I went to the doctor. She was fairly dismissive but said she would report it to Pfizer.
A few weeks later, I went to the skin doctor. He ordered a biopsy. In the meantime, the rash on the thigh became quite red and itchy at times, especially after being in the sun or swimming. But it mostly didn't bother me. It just looked really terrible.
The biopsy concluded that it is lichen striatus, a benign skin condition that is a disruption of cell growth. No one wanted to say it was definitely from the vaccine, but the doctor said it 'probably' was. It seemed pretty clear to me that it was.
The rash has taken a year to go away. It is still not completely gone but it is fading.
I reported it to the Ministry of Health online vaccine side effect reporting system.
Suffice to say, I never heard any follow up from any doctor, government ministry or Pfizer, before or after the biopsy. No interest at all. Despite the fact that the Israeli population was the experimental lab for Pfizer...
Also, I refused to get the third vaccine although the dermatologist answered, "yes, why not?" when I asked him whether I should.
I have never had any skin reaction to any other vaccine before. I have had all the standard vaccines except the chicken pox vaccine and I have never had a flu shot either.
Escalating “mild” symptoms with each dose were common:
First Moderna shot January, 2021:
Mild fatigue, mild fever onset 12 hours post vaccine subsided after 12 hours.
Second Moderna vaccine Feb 2021: (4 weeks after 1st)
Moderate fatigue and body aches low grade fever 12 hours after shot. Felt like the flu but no sore throat. Subsided in 1 day.
Third Moderna shot November 2021:
Bedridden with fever and body aches for two days. Recovered enough to go to work on day 3. Routine physical happened to be scheduled about 5 days after that vaccine. Routine urinalysis showed proteinuria, ketonuria and hematuria, but was asymptomatic at that time. Repeat urinalysis in three weeks was normal. (I’m not diabetic.)
Physician advised, “Yes, you had a bad reaction to the vaccine, and I’ve seen that before. But, don’t tell anyone, because we have a very low vaccination rate in this area.”
Another reader, whose vaccination was followed by severe tinnitus and muscular problems, notes how frustrating it is to be saddled with these debilitating, obnoxious injuries, while all of society continues to promote the vaccines and deny that this is a problem:
One of the frustrating things about this injury is of course that I can hardly discuss its pharmaceutical aspect without people looking at me like I’m crazy. When friends ask if I’d been “boostered,” I explain that I don't want to take the chance of worsening this injury, with a dash of “the shots don't seem to be preventing transmission and I’m not worried about the disease itself.” People are skeptical that the shots may be the cause, and I don't claim to know for sure, but all of my problems were noted as side effects in the trials. What they didn’t note, or measure, is that the effects continue indefinitely.
And, as we transition to more serious matters, a man with a mild reaction, whose good friend is permanently injured and nearly died:
The vax, of course, didn't do anything for me. All I got from it where three days of fatigue, muscle pain, and fever … But that's not the bad part. The part came on day two of my forced post-vax idleness when I learned that a good friend, a woman in her early fifties like me, fit and healthy, looking ten years younger, leading a very active life as a successful translator, had just suffered a stroke a mere days after her AstraZeneca shot. Feeling dizzy she went to her doctor's office, so the story goes, where she collapsed and was rushed to hospital for urgent brain surgery. She barely survived. After months of intense rehab she has regained most of her motoric skills but still stuffers from severe aphasia. She will never be able to resume her work as a translator. (Her vaccine injury is officially recognized by doctors and the Versorgungsamt as one of over 200 such cases in Germany as reported to the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut.)
Needless to say that this tragic incident, among many other things, changed my perception of the vaccines, and more than that, my whole world-view. Damn it, it could have been me (even though after-vax TTS seems to occur mostly in younger women, sparing male old farts like me). Safe and effective, my ass! Freedoms, what freedoms? Nobody cares about my coveted vaccine passport, because any place that does I boycott out of principle.
Many of my female readers reported disturbing menstrual irregularities. This reader talks about her daughter’s terrible experience with Pfizer:
On Oct. 8, 2021, my daughter, age 20, received dose 1 of the Pfizer Comrinaty vaccine. There were no immediate side effects but about 7-10 days later she started bleeding heavily and having crippling uterine/ovarian pain that didn't subside even with OTC medications. She was physically unable to leave her bed for the first 2 days because of the pain. We became very concerned since, by this time, we'd heard multiple reports of women having adverse effects resulting in reproductive health issues. My daughter had had her period the week of her vaccination (it started Oct. 4th) so this would have put this “period” 2 weeks early. Prior to this moment she had never experienced anything like this; her period was always on time (every 28 days like clockwork), light, and lasted +/- 5 days with no cramping. She decided not to go to the doctor immediately but to "wait it out." The bleeding stopped after 3-4 days but the pain didn't. About a week later (October 27th) my daughter went to the ER because the pain was still debilitating. They did blood work, a urine analysis, and both internal and external ultrasounds, all of which came back normal, and she was released with the recommendation of following up with a doctor. Around November 1st the pain finally subsided (2+ weeks after it had begun) and on November 8th she received her 2nd dose of Pfizer Comrinaty. Fast forward to February 9th, 2022, 3 months later, when my daughter finally got her next period. Thankfully there was no pain or cramping, and it appeared to be back to her pre-vaccination flow, but a healthy 20yo who has had regular, normal, healthy periods since the age of 13 shouldn’t be experiencing this kind of disruption to her cycle.
These problems aren’t confined to irregular periods. Another woman, for example, reports experiencing menopause adjacent to vaccination:
At the time of the vaccines, I was 54, and although I had a hysterectomy 4 years earlier, I retained my ovaries and had no signs of menopause …
I got my 1st Pfizer dose on March 5, 2021 … I had some mild achiness that was not alarming and honestly milder than what occurs after a harder-than-normal workout. I had my 2nd Pfizer dose exactly 3 weeks later … on April 2, 2021. The following night [Apr 3], I had my first ever hot flash. Could I have entered menopause within 24 hours of getting the 2nd vax? I mean I guess I could have, but I am not a big believer in coincidences. The hot flashes persisted, so in June 2021, I repeated the hormone test mentioned above and found that my progesterone levels were at 1/3 their previous level [vs the Nov 2019 and Sep 2020 levels]. Chiropractor indicated that could indeed be the cause of the hot flashes. Estrogen and testosterone levels were roughly the same as previous levels.
I think it took about 6 months for the hot flashes to subside [it is hard to notice when something goes away, but this was roughly Sep 2021]. I was hopeful that meant my hormone levels had stabilized and my body had successfully overcome whatever the vaccine may have done. I re-tested levels in Dec 2021 – estrogen & progesterone are now showing post-menopausal levels. Yes, menopause could have occurred anyway – but the proximity of this to the vaccine seems suspicious to me. Because of this and so much else I am reading about these vaccines, I will not have another mRNA vaccine.
Others – primarily men – suffered in particular from worrying cardiac problems and chest pain. Only about half the time, in my unscientific sample of reader reports, did it prove diagnosable as myocarditis or pericarditis specifically:
After the first shot, I ended up in the hospital. Heart palpitations, chest pain, trouble breathing. I was told I was one of many in the hospital for the same thing that day. They did blood tests, EKG, chest X-rays and found “nothing,” but the pain and issues continued. I could not receive a medical exemption unless I was diagnosed explicitly with myocarditis or pericarditis. So I had to get my second shot.
Things only got worse from there. My left side is immobile, and I cannot use my left arm on most days. My periods are now heavier and irregular. The chest pain and heart palpitations have continued. Sadly, I consider myself lucky after reading what others have suffered.
I’ve basically resigned myself to the thought of dying and now have made my sole focus making sure my daughter does not get the shot.
Particularly enraging, are reports from healthcare workers, who accepted vaccinations they didn’t want, and then experienced potentially serious cardiac symptoms. This surgeon was one of several physicians that his cardiologists treated for “cardiac issues”:
I am a 54 yo surgeon with a long history of adverse reactions to various vaccines and medications. I have elevated cholesterol/triglycerides, but a ZERO calcium score. I work out daily and maintain a BMI of 24. I unequivocally had COVID in February 2020 after attending a large concert. No testing at that time. Many people who were sick after that concert got tested (? Antibodies?PCR) and reported it on the concerts FB page. I was coerced into taking the mRNA shots by the 2 hospitals where I work.
Within 72hrs of the first shot, I started getting palpitations. I thought that I was probably drinking too much coffee. They continued, but lessened over the next couple of weeks. After the second shot, the palpitations were horrible. My primary care made me wear a Holter monitor, get an echocardiogram, and a stress test. I was told that I had “benign PVCs” that were not related to the vaccine. Incidentally, the cardiologist who did my stress test, told me his father-in-law died from an arrhythmia after getting the shot and that 2 other local physicians were having cardiac issues.
Simultaneously, I started having trouble with my left second toe. This started about 5 days after the second vaccine. Initially, a podiatrist friend said that I must have fractured it. Apparently, this is now possible while asleep in bed overnight. I got an MRI to rule out a fracture. It showed joint inflammation. I could barely walk within 24 hrs of onset.
I insisted on a steroid taper that promptly resolved my symptoms. My primary care diagnosed gout and prescribed colchicine. Over the next 8 weeks or so, the same toe acted up twice and was unresponsive to colchicine. It did respond promptly to steroids as any autoimmune arthritis would.
I was exposed to COVID, friend’s son and my wife, at about 3 months post injection. I got a little tickle in my throat and my left second toe started to become slightly tender again. Surely coincidental!
At about 4.5 months post second dose, the palpitations abruptly stopped. Odd timing given the recent reports of the duration of mRNA persistence.
To his credit, my podiatrist said that my toe was clearly an autoimmune problem. My primary care doesn’t believe any of this could be related to the shots at all.
A related report:
I had the Pfizer vaccine after coercion from my job as a nurse anesthetist.
I had my 2nd dose in the early evening of Jan 9, 2021, which was a Saturday. After several hours, I felt my heart start “flip flopping”. Although it was disturbing, I was not experiencing chest pain or other distressing symptoms. This flip-flopping continued as I went to work at my hospital on Monday morning. I put myself on a heart monitor and realized that I was having premature ventricular contractions (a heart arrhythmia). At the time, the public did not know about the heart inflammation issues surrounding the mRNA vaccines. The PVCs continued for 3-4 days. I spoke to one of our cardiologists who did not any specific recommendations, just wait and see what happens. I also experienced another issue about 8 weeks later while flying. I had excruciating left eye pain, numbness around my eye and half of my nose, and my nose bled intermittently for 2 days. I would like to just blame that on altitude or something... But, I have flown on planes for my whole life and never experienced even so much as an ear pop while flying.
Chest pains following vaccination seem to have been relatively common, especially with Moderna:
I got two does of Moderna. The day after the second shot I felt a little crummy but that was about it. At some point, I started having some very very mild chest pains. They were so mild I would not have thought anything of it, but I had begun to hear the news about myocarditis. I'm 35, married with 4 kids, so I decided I should get checked out. They did an EKG and said everything looked normal. Again, I probably would not have thought anything of the discomfort except 1) it was on-again-off again over several months, and 2) I had gotten 2 doses of Moderna, and according to Vinay Prasad Moderna has the highest risk of MCD because it is a larger dose.
And of course, there were various myocarditis reports, which are also relatively frequent in young women. Contrary to the many media lies, myocarditis significant enough to put you in the hospital will be a serious, potentially life-altering event:
… My daughter is a D-1 athlete in college. A friend of hers that was a very talented D-1 college athlete was vaccinated right after conference at the beginning of off season she went to transfer schools and they discovered myocarditis during her sports physical. She can never participate in sports again. Her heart is irreparably damaged. She has lost her full sports scholarship.
And this report:
My wife never did get Corona in spite of being quarantined with me. She was vaccinated and had zero symptoms other than local soreness at the injection site. I am a chiropractor and I had treated only one or two patients who got the original coronavirus in 2020 2021. However I have had dozens of patients who have been infected with the omicron variant. The mildest case was a teenage girl who was ill for one day. Out of shape overweight middle-aged men would be laid low for several weeks. The most interesting case was an early 20s relatively fit young lady who got acute myocarditis within a week of receiving the jab. I've been in practice for 34 years and in all that time I have never had a single patient with acute myocarditis, let alone one in their 20s.
There were, alas, various reports of strokes. One reader reports on her 50 year-old husband’s experience. He was fit, though he’d had heart surgery in 2019 to repair a congenital defect. Ten weeks after his AstraZeneca vaccination, he went for a run:
Shortly after returning …, before he’d even had time to shower/freshen up, my husband told me he wasn't feeling right. He couldn't feel his hands and his head felt 'strange'. I could see the rising panic in his eyes, and he was starting to look a bit wobbly on his feet, so I got him to sit down on the sofa opposite me. When I asked him to explain what was wrong, his words came out garbled and slurred. The look of panic on his face then turned into one of sheer terror. It was our 15-year-old daughter who first suggested he might be having a stroke. By this stage, my husband also knew he was having a stroke and somehow managed, with great difficulty, to get out the word 'aspirin'. I gave him two low-dose aspirin and called the ambulance. Interestingly, one of the first questions the paramedics asked upon their arrival was, "Have you had a Covid-19 vaccine?"
Tests carried out in hospital revealed that he had had both a thrombotic stroke AND a small brain bleed in a different part of the brain. The doctors said that it was his quick thinking with regard to the aspirin that likely staved off a larger stroke and might have even saved his life. After three nights in hospital he was sent home. Two months passed and, aside from ongoing lethargy and diminished athletic ability, he seemed to be recovering reasonably well...or so we thought. Cue several days of excruciating chest pain! More tests were carried out and the next diagnosis came in: pericarditis. Medication was prescribed and, in time, the pain went away. Curiously, at no stage did a single health care professional looking after my husband advise him to report these medical incidents to the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration = Australian equivalent of VAERS) as a possible adverse reaction.
The poor man has recently tested positive for Corona.
I think one of the reasons authorities have been ready to acknowledge myocarditis as a side-effect, is that it leaves the impression that the vaccines are all upside for the most vulnerable demographics. That’s not true. I had many, many reports of adverse reactions in the elderly. That was perhaps the single largest category of victim across everything you sent me.
First, infections following the first and third doses in this group were extremely common:
My 88 year old mother came down with covid just under 2 weeks after getting boosted (I'm 90% sure all 3 doses were Pfizer - first shot 2/21, booster 11/21). She's healthy and it was "just like a cold." Maybe it was a cold with PCR test finding debris from the shot? Anyway, my 89 year old father, boosted at the same time, also healthy, didn't get sick. They "trust the system" and don't want to hear anything I say. Don't even want to look at any evidence. I think it's just too hard to think about not trusting the CDC, FDA, etc.
But that’s hardly a problem, in view of the many adverse events:
My half-sister's mother had the vaccine. She is 83 and was suffering the normal cognitive decline that many seniors do. But, she was independent, swam everyday, navigated her way to and from Pennsylvania to Naples, FL by train and then drove the final 2 hours.
She had the vaccine in June 2021, her friends wore her down. Within a few days, she collapsed in a restaurant and was taken to the hopsital. She had microvascular brain bleeds. My brother-in-law is a doctor and was horrified. She proceeded to get the second shot and, predictably, things got much worse.
After the second vaccine, things accelerated. She was able to live alone and drove to places she was very comfortable: grocery, hair salon, gym, etc. They are all within a 2 mile radius. Then her license was taken away by her doctor. Next, she lost the ability to live alone. And, now, my sister is trying to find a home for her where she can go from assisted living to nursing. She is hoping to have her in one in the next month as the current situation is not working. My sister said conversations are painful because her mother loses her way within a sentence.
It solidified my Dad's refusal to get the vaccine. And, my heart breaks for my sister. My brother-in-law submitted it to VAERS but you are spitting in the wind. I don't think the US government/pharma will ever compensate the victims here. My vet had a benign vascular issue turn serious and needed emergency surgery as a clot moved after having the shot.
And there were, of course, the deaths. The elderly and the most vulnerable are heavily represented among those who were likely killed by vaccination:
My 90 year old father received his booster in early January this year (moderna). He is fairly frail, suffers from moderate dementia and is a type 2 diabetic. Within 3 weeks of the booster he could no longer walk and started to become agitated and aggressive to my 90 yr old mom (also boosted). He went to the hospital and after day 3 contracted omicron. He died 7 days later. My mom was allowed to visit. She got a minor sore throat but otherwise was ok through the funeral. No other family members were allowed to see him because of the ridiculous rules. He did die alone late in the evening as my mom had to go home to rest. She’s 90 after all.
Younger people have died as well:
My daughter died after getting the 2nd Pfizer vaccine. I had advised her against this but, she lives in Oregon, loved her MSM talking heads, and fell for everything they touted. Of course her death will not be attributed to the vaccine, mainly because her father and step mother whom lived near her are full “Believers” of all this mask/vaccine stuff.
She got the booster shot on May 20th and then was in Urgent Care within 4 days, which would be the first of 5 emergency visits over the next five weeks.
During that 5 week period there was also a 3 day hospital stay because her kidneys were failing and her blood pressure was so low.
She ultimately died of a blood clot to the heart. I had just spoken to her 90 minutes prior. She thought she was having a good day at home with her 15 year old son.
When preparing her body for a viewing, the mortician at the funeral home said her lungs were full of tiny blood clots, which she had no prior history of.
These deaths will never be acknowledged for what they truly are. Even sharing this with family and people I thought were friends has resulted in either their silence (not even a "I'm so sorry to hear that," just nothing as if they 'read the room' on what's acceptable to believe or not narrative-wise and are terrified to even privately offer their condolences) or them actively "fact-checking" my own daughter's sudden death.
Our media and political leaders may be moving on to the next bogeyman of Russia as they end restrictions in a bid to absolve themselves of culpability for all they've wrought, but I will never forget what's been done to my family.
It will probably never be possible to establish a firm causal link between vaccines and most of these deaths, but, I mean, read some of these:
One of my employees, whom I never got to meet in person due to the lockdowns, etc., died shortly after receiving the booster. He was 36 years old. I don’t know his full medical history…I do know he was a little overweight, but am unaware of any particular underlying health conditions that would have caused the sudden death of an otherwise healthy 36-year old man. No prior heart issues…I know this because we talked about it specifically.
After his second dose back in the summer of 2021, he started complaining of chest pains. He went to his doctor, who did an EKG and saw something they weren’t sure about..so they sent him to cardiologist. The cardiologist didn’t find anything conclusive….he prescribed a healthier diet, exercise, some weight loss, and a follow-up in 6 months. In large part, the symptoms he was experiencing resolved and he wasn’t worried it about any longer.
Sometime after Thanksgiving 2021, he got the booster shot. A few days later, he started complaining to me about having a lot of discomfort in his chest area, different than before, near his sternum. He went back to the doctor, who said it sounded like GERD, prescribed a steroid and antacid and asked him to come back in about a week for follow-up. A few days later, I came back from a walk with my wife to a message telling me he had passed away earlier that morning.
Maybe some of these people would still be alive, if medical bureaucrats were less focussed on protecting the reputation of the vaccines at all costs, and more open to treating their severely injured and dying patients.
Here at the bottom, as epilogue to all of this intentionally inflicted human suffering, this poignant note from a reader who ultimately accepted vaccination at the insistence of her religious community.
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka “Mormon”), and in August 2021 the Prophet of my church came out with a statement that encouraged all members of the church to be vaccinated. This was very difficult for me because I had been skeptical of the vaccines from the very start . …
I had to reconcile this with my desire to live my life faithfully in following the counsel of a living Prophet of God. Luckily, God doesn't ask for blind obedience, He wants us to choose to follow Him. I wrestled with it for weeks, and prayed a ton. I eventually came to a place where I felt like it would be in my spiritual - if perhaps not physical - self-interest to submit to the vaccine. …
I had heard of “arm soreness” as a side effect, but I had already decided not to take any over-the-counter medication for it. I wanted to fully embrace the consequences of my actions, and numbing the pain would feel wrong. I was totally unprepared for how much it would hurt. "Arm soreness?" HA. Over the next several hours I could feel the pain slowly creep down my arm, from my bicep to my elbow, and to my wrist, until my entire arm felt like it was going to fall off. … The pain didn't go away until mid-morning the next day.
Psychologically I really had a tough time for several weeks afterwards. Calling it my Abrahamic sacrifice was not hyperbole. I felt like I had contaminated my body - members of my church refrain from illicit drug use, alcohol, and even tea and coffee, and I have rigorously adhered to this commandment all the days of my life (not an exaggeration). We believe our bodies are divine gifts and should be treated with respect. And now I had nightmares about spike proteins clogging up my cardiac muscle. I was still breastfeeding my youngest at the time, and he became fretful, irritable, and unable to sleep. I shed tears over this and even cried, “What have I done?”
Urging vaccines on people who don’t want them is very wrong. It’s wrong because they’re dangerous, and we’ll never know how dangerous they truly are, until the vaccinators are out of power and everyone can judge the risk and reward sensibly for himself. But it’s also wrong, because we are human beings, not cattle, and that means we’re allowed to make whatever medical decisions we want for ourselves, and to refuse procedures we don’t want, even if that turns out to be ill-advised. The vaccinators have done untold moral and psychological harm in their blinkered, idiotic vaccinating mania, and millions of us will remember them and what they did for the rest of our lives.