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Simone Scott, a 19-year-old freshman at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., died June 11 of complications from a heart transplant he underwent after developing what his doctors thought was myocarditis after his second dose of the Moderna COVID vaccine.
Scott received his second dose of Modern on May 1, WLWT 5 reports. When the 2020 Mason High School graduate and senior vice president of the class visited her parents for Mother’s Day, May 9, her mother said she noticed Scott was not feeling well.
“I noticed he was kind so his voice wasn’t the same,” Valerie Kraimer said.
Scott returned to campus on May 11, where despite a doctor’s visit, his condition worsened. Kraimer SAYS several tests returned negative including a COVID-19 test.
“On Sunday morning [May 16], he texted his father and said, ‘Dad, I’m confused. I can’t get out of bed ’and that’s where it all started from there,” Kraimer said.
Scott’s parents were hundreds of miles away so his father called campus police to have someone check him in.
“We knew a doctor had to jump on his chest and give him CPR because he was ill, and then the whole set of events. Said Kraimer. “They had to intubate him and know he had heart failure.”
After several interventions, including hanging Scott on an ECMO machine that mirrors heart function to rest his own heart, doctors determined he needed a heart replacement. He has doctors not fully confirmed the cause of his death, but they say showed that Scott was suffering from myocarditis.
Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle that can lead to cardiac arrhythmia and death. According to researchers according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders, myocarditis can be the result of infections, but “myocarditis is usually the result of the body’s immune reaction to initial heart damage.”
The university told students Scott died from complications after having a heart attack. “Scott’s death came a few weeks after a heart complication in May, which led to a heart transplant,” he said. The Daily Northwestern reports
A New York Times reporter Alex Berenson was told a dizziness Posted on June 14, the Northwestern journalism student “suffered a case of apparent myocarditis-induced heart failure on Sunday, May 16. Despite remarkable steps to save him, including a transplant at heart, he died Friday morning at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. “
Now his mother Valerie Kraimer is arranging his funeral. pic.twitter.com/BOAwSynrFz
– Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) June 14, 2021
“Doctors showed that the signals were always ignored as Scott’s condition worsened two weeks after his second shot – before he suddenly collapsed,” he said. Berenson said.
“I still feel like he’s here, even when I know he’s not there and it’s like a waste,” Said Kraimer.
Scott’s parents are still waiting for several tests of his heart to come back in hopes they will find out why their daughter suddenly disappeared.
As in The Defender reports June 11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will convene a emergency meeting of counselors on June 18 to discuss higher than expected reports of heart inflammation following a dose of Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines.
The CDC said on June 10 meetings of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee the agency identified 226 reports of heart inflammation that could address the “working case definition” of myocarditis and pericarditis following bones, The Defender reports last week.
According to the CDC, a total 475 cases in myocarditis or pericarditis recorded of patients 30 and older received one mRNA vaccine. The median age of people with myocarditis or pericarditis following the first dose was 30, and after the second dose, 24.
Disclosed by the CDC’s Vaccine Reporting System 900 cases of myocarditis and pericarditis, among all age groups reported in the U.S. following COVID vaccination between Dec.14, 2020 and June 4, 2021. Of the 900 cases reported, 533 cases dedicated to Pfizer, 331 cases in Moderna and 32 cases on the COVID vaccine by J&J.
Tom Shimabukuro, deputy director of the CDC’s Immunization Safety Office said on June 10 that the FDA heard that there was higher than expected number of cases of heart inflammation in adolescents who had recently been vaccinated with their second dose of mRNA vaccine.
EXCLUSIVE SPEECH: A 21-year-old NJ student suffered severe heart inflammation after receiving a second dose of the Moderna COVID vaccine. Justin Harrington, whose school requires him to get the vaccine…
– Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (@RobertKennedyJr) June 15, 2021
CDC data is displayed There were 196 reports of myocarditis and pericarditis among those aged 18 to 24 years to May 31, compared with the expected rate of between eight and 83 cases.
Among 16- to 17-year-olds, 79 cases of myocarditis and pericarditis were reported as of May 31. The expected rate of people in this age group is between two and 19 cases, according to Shimabukuro in his presentations.