Vaccines have been controversial for decades. Of course, Covid-19 vaccines have been especially controversial, even inspiring a documentary. Sadly, serious issues with the Covid-19 vaccines were identified even during early trials but that didn’t stop doctors and U.S. government agencies from strongly encouraging Americans of all ages to take them anyway.
Florida’s surgeon general recently called for a halt in Covid vaccines due to safety questions, while the federal government continues to heavily promote them for adults and kids alike. Today we begin with a little-told story about Covid vaccine injuries. It’s the story of Maddie, one of the children who took part in Pfizer’s vaccine study on children. It’s a remarkable account of what happened when Maddie got very, very sick, leading to accusations that Pfizer, the FDA, and the study leaders tried to bury her case.
Stephanie de Garay: All three of my kids were in the Pfizer clinical trial for 12-to-15-year-olds at Cincinnati Children’s.
In summer of 2020, Stephanie de Garay and her family learned an important clinical trial was about to be launched at nearby Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. It would test Pfizer’s experimental Covid-19 vaccine on 12-to-15-year-olds to see if it was safe and effective.
The de Garays, firmly pro-vaccine, didn’t hesitate to let their children take part. Among three siblings, 12-year-old Maddie alone was chosen to get two doses of Pfizer’s vaccine, rather than a harmless placebo. It proved a fateful and debilitating roll of the dice.
de Garay: Her second dose was Jan. 20 of 2021. And that was my son’s 16th birthday, literally the day. I have a picture of the three of them on that day. That night, in the middle of the night, that’s when it all started. So, less than — it was, maybe, let’s just say, 12 hours after her second dose.