In an interview on CHD.TV’s “The People’s Testaments,” Dr. Joel Wallskog described how he was diagnosed with transverse myelitis after getting the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, and why he now devotes his time to helping others injured by the vaccine.
Dr. Joel Wallskog was once a successful orthopedic surgeon. A joint replacement specialist for 20 years, he had a large and busy practice in Wisconsin, where he saw almost 6,000 patients each year.
Married to his college sweetheart for almost 30 years and the father of four children, Wallskog had a “fantastic” life, he said. He enjoyed his career and balanced it with fun, active time with his family.
But the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination changed his life forever, Wallskog said. His health deteriorated rapidly and his career came to an end.
In September 2020, Wallskog said, staff members in the clinic he referred patients to began coming down with COVID-19. He did not feel ill (“maybe in retrospect I had a runny nose for a couple days,” he said) but got an antibody test, which was positive.
When a close friend came down with COVID-19 and had to be intubated, Wallskog decided he should get vaccinated, despite his reservations.