Doctors shrug off patients with rare vaccine disorders, delaying treatment

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The article features many of the vax injured people that you may know from the support groups.

On November 4, 2020, Brianne Dressen walked into a clinic in West Jordan, Utah to take part in a clinical trial for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. A few minutes after getting the shot, her arm began to tingle and her eyes felt “weird,” she says. Her symptoms soon got worse. She developed a fever and chills and her arm went numb. At one point she grew so sensitive to light and sound that she sought relief in a dark room wearing earmuffs.

Dressen was so distraught with her deteriorating health that she eventually found her way to Dr. Danice Hertz, a 65-year-old retired gastroenterologist who also had complications after her first and only dose of Pfizer’s vaccine–she says she experienced ringing in her ears, chest tightness, feelings of burning and numbness in her face, tongue, scalp and limbs, among other symptoms. Dr. Hertz started a support group that now numbers roughly 200 people.

Amid a dearth of medical attention, the group has served as a place of comfort and information exchange. Other private groups devoted to neurological complications have cropped up as well. Shaun Barcavage, a 52-year-old research nurse in New York (he asked that his workplace not be revealed) says he experienced tingling sensations, tinnitus, headaches and other ongoing symptoms after getting two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. Dissatisfied with his interactions with doctors, he started a Facebook group for others who also experienced post-vaccine tinnitus, which grew to about 3,300 members.

And when Sheryl Ruettgers, another member of Dr. Hertz’s Facebook group, developed “stroke like symptoms” after getting a Moderna shot , her husband, Ken, a former tackle for the Green Bay Packers, appealed to Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican who has spread misinformation about COVID-19 treatments and vaccines on many occasions.

But the article also throws in random digs at people for ‘spreading misinformation’. One step forwards one step backwards.

Dressen’s case has provided fodder for Robert Kennedy Jr., a purveyor of numerous false claims about the dangers of COVID-19 vaccines , who tweeted about it.

And when Sheryl Ruettgers, another member of Dr. Hertz’s Facebook group, developed “stroke like symptoms” after getting a Moderna shot , her husband, Ken, a former tackle for the Green Bay Packers, appealed to Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican who has spread misinformation about COVID-19 treatments and vaccines on many occasions. Johnson invited Dressen and others to appear at a press conference in June where she and others described sustaining life-altering complications after a COVID-19 vaccine . The event drew criticism from health experts.