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A fit, healthy and naturally immunized New Jersey mother who was forced to undergo COVID vaccination to attend her daughter’s wedding in New York City last November wound up in the emergency room first.
According to Fox News, two months after then-NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a vaccine mandate for anyone wanting to participate in indoor dining, indoor fitness or an indoor event, mother Kathleen Zemlachenko, 63, decided to take the plunge.
“After New York City Mayor de Blasio’s vaccine mandates came out, I really had no choice,” she told Fox News, adding that she got vaccinated a couple of months early so that she could have a mother-daughter dress fitting experience in Manhattan.
And she had no choice despite already being naturally immunized.
“I had 3,000 times the antibodies that would have shown somebody as having a positive antibody response,” she said, describing what her diagnosis had been when she’d tested positive for COVID in January of 2021.
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But two days after she received the vaccine on Aug. 5th, she “developed a blazing headache and very high blood pressure,” according to Fox News.
“She was ill enough to land in the emergency room at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, N.J. Her blood-pressure reading was 40 points above her normal readings. She and her doctors attributed the episode directly to the vaccine,” Fox News reported.
While the condition did eventually resolve, it did nevertheless disrupt her work schedule and force her to be placed on several hypertension medications.
Looking back at what happened, Zemlachenko has no qualms about directing the blame for her condition squarely on the shoulders of NYC’s Democrat politicians — not her health, not COVID, and certainly not her daughter.
“Zemlachenko emphasized that New York City’s vaccine mandate and the threats around it are what made her get the jab. The family was simply trying to do their best to follow the rules, with unexpected consequences,” according to Fox News.
To be clear, she’s not against vaccines or science and medicine. She reportedly runs a health care consulting business and spent years prior conducting microbiology work on behalf of Quest Diagnostics. But she’s not against choice either.
“Zemlachenko told Fox News Digital that she recommends everyone make their own personal decisions about vaccines, in consultation with their doctors. For example, she said she would advise someone she knows, who has asthma, to get the COVID vaccine, as this person is at higher risk from the respiratory virus,” Fox News noted.
But this alone makes her an “anti-vaxxer” in the eyes of the establishment and far left, both of which are mostly indistinguishable these days.
And indeed, as soon as Fox News published this story to Twitter early Saturday morning, the left’s COVID zealots rushed forth and pounced, impugning the story’s credibility and attacking Zemlachenko, her doctors, and Fox News.
What a bad mother… she should have taken the vaccine a long time ago. Thinking only of herself and selfish ego.
— Alex (@alexrealtweets) February 5, 2022
— Bert (@dragonboots) February 5, 2022
How do we know she doesn’t have history of migraines? Especially at her age she is probably in menopause or peri menopause
The High BP can cause migraines and vice versa
She also could have brought it on herself with her fears and anxiety over the shot
Do more work! You FAILED!
— Rosevincent (@rosevincent) February 5, 2022
So. Two days after her vaccination she gets a headache and her blood pressure “goes up 40 points”? Her doctors determine the vaccine was the cause? And this diagnosis was supported by similar reactions reported in hospitals around the world? She needs to see a real doctor.
— Yellerdogdem (@JerryKbevens) February 5, 2022
“Mom, able to attend daughters wedding because she was vaccinated. Went to ER because she believed in science to save her. When there was inconclusive reasoning they decided to blame her recent vaccination” thanks Fox for contributing to the downfall of American exceptionalism.
— Big (@waffle_run_off) February 5, 2022
@FoxNews, is this the best you could come up with? Headaches and blood pressure? Probably half of adult America had the same symptoms that morning. Vaccinated or not.
But continue to ignore the thousands of unvaccinated that continue to die unnecessarily.
— Kentakit Anny-Moore (@KentakitMoore) February 5, 2022
This, critics of the COVID left say, is the modern left in a nutshell: Completely and remorselessly dismissive of anybody else’s experience if said experience doesn’t comply with the tenets of their cultish new religion:
Covid panic is a cult. Vaxx passports and mask mandates are a demonstrable real-world failure in preventing covid transmission at scale, particularly with regard to delta and now Omicron. So the covid panicked insist on these measures even more strongly.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 21, 2021
If you’re wondering why, absent data, the crackdowns are getting worse, you’re missing the point: the absence of data is the feature, not the bug. To acquiesce — to call for crackdowns — is to demonstrate faith in the Authorities™. And in this cult, this is a moral good.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 21, 2021
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