An x-ray technician who shared his excitement about getting his coronavirus vaccine died days later of what his wife claims was a reaction to it. Tim Zook, from Santa Ana in California, wrote: ‘Never been so excited to get a shot before. I am now fully vaccinated after receiving my 2nd Pfizer dose’ on Facebook on January 5. The 60 year-old uploaded a photo of his arm with a Band-Aid on it, as well as a snap of his vaccination card. But just hours later Zook suffered an upset stomach at work, and began struggling to breathe. His colleagues walked him to the emergency room at South Coast Global Medical Center, with Zook’s wife Rochelle texting him to ask: ‘Should I be worried?’ He answered ‘No. Absolutely not.’ Zook also told Rochelle that he didn’t think his symptoms were related to the Pfizer vaccine. But Rochelle now fears the injections may have caused her husband’s untimely death.
She explained: ‘We are not blaming any pharmaceutical company. My husband loved what he did. He worked in hospitals for 36-and-a-half years. He believed in vaccines. I’m sure he would take that vaccine again, and he’d want the public to take it. ‘But when someone gets symptoms two-and-a-half hours after a vaccine, that’s a reaction. What else could have happened? ‘We would like the public to know what happened to Tim, so he didn’t die in vain. Severe reactions are rare. In reality, Covid is a much more deadly force than reactions from the potential vaccine itself.’ Rochelle added: ‘The message is, be safe, take the vaccine — but the officials need to do more research. We need to know the cause. The vaccines need to be as safe as possible. Every life matters.’