A 17-year-old boy from Utah, USA, felt his neck swell the day after receiving Pfizer’s COVID-19 (CCP Virus) vaccine. Five days later he was hospitalized when doctors discovered two blood clots in his brain. His father, who received the Moderna vaccine, also had a similar severe adverse reaction, according to Children’s Health Defense.
Everest Romney received the vaccine on April 21 and the next day began experiencing neck pain, fever and severe headaches. His mother, Cherie Romney, said her son’s pediatrician initially dismissed the symptoms and diagnosed it as a pulled neck muscle. However, she was convinced it was something else.
The doctor was “pretty dismissive,” Cherie said. “We were sent home.”
But within 24 hours of the doctor’s visit, Everest suffered one of the worst migraines that lasted several days without stopping until Cherie decided to take her son to the emergency room.
Finally, after more than a week of symptoms, Everest and his family had an answer to his ailments: two blood clots inside his brain and one on the outside.
Speaking with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. president of the non-profit Children’s Health Defense, Cherie Romney said her son was a varsity basketball player at Corner Canyon High School in Draper, Utah, who was a very healthy athlete, but now can barely walk.
“In a million years, I never expected it,” Romney said. “The hardest thing was I let him get that shot. And he was healthy and well before. But you question it, you can’t help but question it when it all goes wrong.” she lamented.
She also said her husband had a similar serious adverse reaction to the Moderna vaccine.
Everest’s father was hospitalised with a pulmonary infarction. An X-ray revealed that he had more than 100 blood clots in his lungs and, according to Cherie, he lost about a quarter of his lung.
The young athlete was released from the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit on 18 May and is in a stable condition, recuperating at home. His final diagnosis was cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, a rare type of blood clot that prevents blood from draining out of the brain.
The young man’s mother told Kennedy that while she is not against the vaccine, she encourages others to evaluate the potential risks when deciding whether or not to receive it.
She added: “I think there are some people who would be tempted to think I’m a massive anti-vaxxer or to dismiss my message. It really is just that we have to gather all the information. You may not know enough right now. We may not be distributing it safely right now, especially if they’re distributing it to children.”
After this unfortunate event came to light, the Utah Department of Health told FOX 13 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tasked with investigating possible side effects of vaccines.
But the CDC and Pfizer deny the risks of blood clots, even though studies suggest otherwise.
After administering nearly 100 million doses of Pfizer’s vaccine, according to FOX 13, the CDC reported that there had not been a single related case of blood clots forming in the brain as of 12 April.
The CDC’s statement contradicts numerous scientific reports and the agency’s own system for monitoring adverse reactions, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
But according to Children’s Health Defense, VAERS produced 2,808 reports for the three vaccines from 14 December 2020 through 30 April. Of the 2,808 reported cases, there were 1,043 reports of blood clotting disorders attributed to Pfizer.