On 26 June 2021, my 78-year-old father Gary got his second vaccine. He had the mixed blend, one Pfizer, and one Moderna. He wasn’t at great risk of contracting Covid as he lived alone and rarely left his apartment unless it was for groceries, but even then he kept mostly to himself.
He took the vaccine because the public health officials in Canada made it seem like it was the right thing to do.
On 30 June 2021 my sister was unable to reach him via phone or text but figured he was doing his own thing. On 1 July, there was still no contact. While we were en route to his apartment, a police officer friend who lived blocks away went to do a wellness check prior to our arrival and discovered him naked and unconscious on the floor of his apartment.
Once at the hospital they ran a series of tests and discovered acute cardiac injury and acute kidney injury. They suspected that it was as a result of the vaccine based on the timeline and the nurses informed me that this sadly wasn’t the first time they’ve seen this. The damage was too severe for an elderly man and there was no coming back.
On 4 July 2021 he passed away. We were very thankful that the hospital staff allowed us to be with him for his final days and hours as we know countless others were denied access to be bedside for their loved ones. Despite the opinions of the attending staff ,the hospital was unwilling to list the vaccine as the likely cause of death on the documents (it was one of the larger lower mainland Vancouver hospitals).
When I tried to report my father’s death to the government site for injuries, they wanted proof that he had no previous cardiac or kidney injuries… and since my father had never once in his life needed to see a doctor for any such ailments, I couldn’t prove it… So their official position was that it could have been a pre-existing condition.