by WorldTribune Staff, April 7, 2022
A woman whose 34-year-old son died two weeks after his first dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine said U.S. health agencies are “lying to people” that there are no adverse effects associated with the vaccines.
Victor Castillo Simoes died May 5, 2021 from an acute aortic dissection — an uncommon medical emergency in which the inner layer of the large blood vessel branching off the heart’s aorta tears. The condition mostly affects men in their 60s and 70s.
Simoes’ mother, Henrietta Simoes, said in an interview with The Defender published on April 6 that her son’s only symptom was the chest pain he experienced shortly before he died.
Simoes, a senior manager at Amazon, received his first Pfizer shot on April 20, 2021, at a Seattle Safeway. Fifteen days later, he woke up feeling unwell and had chest pains, Henrietta said. He called an ambulance and told his girlfriend he “wasn’t right,” and needed to get checked out.
“When his girlfriend arrived, he introduced her to the medics and then collapsed,” Henrietta said. “He was unresponsive from that point on.”
Simoes was intubated in the ambulance and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He was declared dead 30 minutes after arrival, Henrietta said.
An autopsy showed Simoes experienced an acute aortic dissection.
“I have no idea what precipitated this so the pathologist sent out for genetic testing to see if there was any kind of predisposition or collagen deficiency that would have led to the dissection. The initial panel showed nothing. My husband and I were also tested and the results showed nothing,” Henrietta told The Defender.
“The pathologist said Victor was not dilated, did not have an aneurysm and did not have high blood pressure. He also didn’t have the normal things that would lead to dissection.”
“Victor passed away 15 days post-Pfizer vaccine,” Henrietta said. “It indicates he would have been at the height of the antibodies and I believe he had an inflammatory response to the vaccine — as we know inflammation plays a major role.”
Henrietta believes the vaccine triggered the sudden onset of her son’s fatal heart condition. On Sept. 9, she reported Victor’s death to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) because she said the hospital did not file a report.
“How do we know the true number of people having vaccine injuries if the doctors are not reporting to VAERS?” she asked.
Henrietta said that she contacted the CDC on two occasions and received a “ridiculous” response which claimed there was “no causal link” that the vaccine caused her son’s injury.
The CDC’s response stated: “In the United States, nearly all COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths are now occurring in unvaccinated people. The risk of severe adverse events after COVID-19 vaccination remains rare. Everyone age 5 years and older is recommended to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. CDC has published several papers on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines.”
Henrietta said: “The CDC has no proof there is no causal link. They’re not doing in-depth studies as to what has happened to this person. I really believe the vaccine is a trigger, and somebody needs to be looking at this. How can CDC say there’s no causal link if they are not looking at his tissue, looking at his blood and don’t know what happened? None of these agencies know what happened within the biochemistry of a person that passed away after receiving a vaccine in one or two weeks.”
“When they say there’s no causal link the vaccine caused the injury, there’s no proof the vaccine didn’t. You can’t have the number of collateral damage we’ve had in order to save x amount of people because that’s criminal. You can’t have two people die to save 8 people. You don’t even really know if they’re being saved for sure by the vaccine.”
Henrietta said she has contacted law firms that deal with vaccine injuries. “They say their hands are tied until the vaccine gets into the [Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)], but I don’t want money and I don’t want the VICP. I want to get Pfizer. They have the report that came out with eight or nine pages of adverse effects and after this report came out this vaccine should have been shut down. It should have also been shut down because alternative medications and therapies are available [to treat COVID]. If they had shut this whole thing down, my son would be alive.”