I had previously documented on suspected vaccine injured stories and interviewed Charlene and Yvonne, both in their thirties. Last week, I met up with two gym buddies who are only in their twenties.
They set out to vaccinate to reclaim their lives but ironically suffered the loss of health and quality of life.
Kee Siang, 28 years old, had returned to Singapore from a work stint in Australia last year. His health has been in tip top condition: he has been working out in the gym the last 5 years and has not fallen sick for 3 years. He did not see a need to vaccinate but decided to do so less there be complications in his desire to return to Australia.
However, on the 2nd day after his Pfizer jab on 18 Aug, he began to experience chest tightness and numbness on his left palm. At first, he thought these were typical side effects. But when these symptoms persisted, Kee Siang began talking to others about it. Not only did he learn that his gym buddy, Jerold has just got hospitalized at Tan Tock Seng Hospital for related issues, he also found out that his two siblings have been having chest pains since their jabs. One of them had needed to call the ambulance while the other almost visited the A&E. Both in the end, decided not to seek further medical help. Another friend also responded to Kee Siang that he has been having chest pain, but won’t be doing anything about it.
All of them are in their twenties.
“If only I had learnt about these stories days earlier, I wouldn’t have taken the shot,” lamented Kee Siang, who never had any heart issues prior to the Pfizer jab. He sought doctors at both public hospitals and private clinics but none could explain his symptoms. At each place, doctors ran standard tests on him. But once the test results came back normal, they would stop offering help.
Like in Charlene’s and Yvonne’s case, despite Kee Siang’s unexplained anomalies, doctors dare not suggest his symptoms could be related to the vaccine.
3 months now onwards, Kee Siang’s heart pulling issues had intensified into heart piercing pains. “I tend to feel this pain at night. It happens randomly. I would be using my phone when I suddenly feel this piercing pain. I will also feel this pain during weight lifting.” Kee Siang describes how he would have to pause in-between each weight lift to let his heart rest.
I asked Kee Siang why had he not have had conversations with his siblings or friends about vaccine injuries earlier. “Well, we all thought this vaccine was safe right, so who have thought of bringing such conversations up?” Kee Siang had never researched about vaccine injuries prior to his vaccination. Now, he’s a member of the Suspected Vaccines Injury Telegram group. “There are many others with similar symptoms. At least I know I am not alone.”
Through Kee Siang, I got to meet Jerold, his gym buddy who was hospitalised.
Jerold, 29, is a full time fitness trainer. He had his Pfizer jab on 17 July. All seemed well at first. But on 20 July, while Jerold was meeting a client, a muscle (or vein) twitched furiously at the base of the back of his head. “The twitch was so persistent that I was unable to focus in my meeting. That’s when I first felt something was wrong,” said Jerold, who like Kee Siang, was in the pink of health prior to his Pfizer jab.
Jerold made his way down to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital’s (KTPH) A&E after his meeting. The doctors did tests on him but could not find anything wrong. In the end, they gave him some painkillers and sent him home. He was fine for 3 days. However, on the 4th day, Jerold woke up with intense abdominal pain and went to KTPH again on an ambulance. But they discharged him again after all the test results came back normal.
Then on 14 Aug, he was working out on his upper body when he felt numbness and a tingling sensation on his right leg. “The feeling was like one of semi paralysis in my leg, like a nerve there got damaged or something,” said Jerold. By then, he had got acquainted with the Suspected Vaccines Injury Telegram group and read up on other people’s experiences of blood clots and deep vein thrombosis. He learnt of a D-dimer test that could check for blood clots and decided to do it.
According to Medlineplus.gov, D-dimer is a protein fragment that’s made when a blood clot dissolves in our body. A D-dimer test is used to find out if we have a blood clotting disorder. Jerold went to a private clinic to take his D-dimer test, and found out that his D-dimer score was dangerously high. A healthy score would be 0.5 and less. Jerold’s D-dimer result was 1.2. The doctor advised Jerold to check himself into a hospital immediately.
Jerold headed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) this time. At TTSH, the doctors did the D-dimer test again to confirm his elevated D-dimer score. He was immediately warded. In the next two weeks, 3 doctors sought to find out the reason behind Jerold’s raised D-dimer. The first did an ultrasound test on his leg and MRI test on his brain – both did not surface blood clots. The second doctor – a Professor – did a CT scan in Jerold’s lungs to detect for Pulmonary Embolism. The results came back normal. The third and final doctor who took over Jerold’s case was a blood work specialist, but he too could not find anything wrong with Jerold.
By now, these doctors have ran out of reasons to explain for Jerold’s raised D-dimer, but none of them would even explore the possibility that his condition could be connected to the vaccine.
In the end, the Professor offered the one rationale – Jerold’s raised D-dimer could be the result of his physical exertions. It was the first time Jerold had heard that exertions in gym could cause blood clots. Yet when Jerold was not working out at the hospital, his D-dimer remained raised. Yet these doctors seem contented to let this mystery remain. (According to Jerold, one doctor in private conversation, conceded that Jerold’s condition is likely vaccine-induced – but they would not be able to write this down.)
Today, Jerold still does not have a proper diagnosis for his condition even though a raised D-dimer is potentially life threatening.
Both Jerold and Kee Siang are angry they are without recourse as they suffer silently from a seemingly permanent health condition; and it was a vaccine they unwillingly took. Jerold took it to avoid economic and social repercussions. Kee Siang thought he needed the jab to travel back to Australia.
They are also angry knowing that vaccination is being pushed to children. Jerold alluded to the 16 years old boy who got myocarditis and received the quarter million VIFAP payout: “It was from this case I first learnt about the reality of vaccine injury. By then I already got my jab before I could do any research.” Kee Siang also echoed the reality that had hit him, his siblings and friend, who all now suffer from chest pain: “Jabbing kids will be inhumane. They are so young and their resilience against Covid is so much higher. Why would they need a jab?”
Both of them now wish for their stories to serve as a warning to others, especially children and their parents. One must do their research before blindly following whatever advice one hears. The day you realise these people who told you to trust their advice but will not take responsibility if anything happens to you, is a distressing one. This is the plight of many suspected vaccine injured.
I share these sentiments. Therefore, should we be quick to turn against those with “unvaccinated” status? They include your vaccine injured like Yvonne Lian and Charlene Lin who despite of their injury, are still expected to continue their jabs to achieve their “vaccinated status”. Medical exemptions do not apply easily even to the suspected vaccine injured. One day, it could be you, your child or parent who might be discriminated against for choosing not to go along indiscriminately with the booster jabs, or who suffer an adverse side effect so serious that it robs your health or quality of life thereafter. Should we not be compassionate to one another and value our neighbors more especially when a divisive spirit looms over society? Dare we be proud that we are vaccinated but did not suffer any injury?
Kee Siang and Jerold would have been expected to continue with their jabs as well or face social and economic pressures. Fortunately for them, they both caught Covid and now have a 270-day pass as a “vaccinated” in all areas with VDS (vaccination-differentiated safety management) measures. In their opinion, having had real experience with long term or permanent adverse effects following their jabs, they might be better off getting infected with Covid and gaining natural immunity from it. Statistically, Covid does seem not to affect healthy young adults of the age group of 20-39 seriously. There have been only two fatalities in this age group after about 200k infections here – and both were noted by MOH to have “multiple underlying medical conditions”.
But already, I have met and documented the stories of 4 millennials of this age group who have developed serious health conditions following vaccination. Does the threat of Covid really outweigh the risk of adverse events following vaccination? This is why I have written an open letter to our government – and I ask for your signatory alongside – to have them reconsider vaccinating our 5-11 years old. With further unjustified VDS measures set to push the population in 2022, such divisive segregation are likely to even hit our children in schools. As a counselor, I know it will harm their mental health. I hope you can read my open letter to understand why Covid does not justify the risks we are taking, and join me as one to urge our government to rethink.
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