Many Experience Post-Jab Long COVID
It's interesting to note that, in one study from early in the pandemic, more than two-thirds of those reporting long COVID symptoms had negative antibody tests, suggesting at least some of them didn't even have COVID-19.13 Meanwhile, many COVID jab recipients report long COVID-like symptoms.
As reported by Science magazine, "In rare cases, coronavirus vaccines may cause long COVID-like symptoms,"14 which can include (but is not limited to) brain fog, memory problems, headaches, blurred vision, loss of smell, nerve pain, heart rate fluctuations, dramatic blood pressure swings and muscle weakness. The feeling of "internal electric shocks" are also reported.
The primary difference15 between post-jab long COVID and long COVID symptoms after infection is that in people who get it from the infection, early treatment was withheld and the resulting infection severe. Post-jab long COVID, on the other hand, can occur either after very mild breakthrough infection or no breakthrough infection at all.
The Dark Side of FND for COVID Jab Injuries
With many of the symptoms of COVID shot injuries mirroring those of long COVID, we're now also seeing the use of FND as a diagnosis to explain away adverse reactions to COVID-19 shots.
One case involves Maddie de Garay, who was a healthy 12-year-old when she signed up for Pfizer's COVID-19 trial for 12- to 15-year-olds. She suffered a severe systemic adverse reaction to her second dose of the shot, however, and struggled through 11 ER visits and four hospital admissions in the year and a half that followed.
Injuries from the shot have left her unable to walk or eat — she receives her nutrition via a feeding tube — and suffering from constant pain, vision problems, tinnitus, allergic reactions and lack of neck control.16
As though the physical trauma wasn't enough, Maddie and her family were continually dismissed by the medical professionals put in place to help, ignored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and denied the care needed to help Maddie.
In Pfizer's April 2021 disclosure of Maddie's case to the FDA, it's stated only that she had "functional abdominal pain."17 Then, a day before Pfizer submitted their request for emergency approval of the COVID-19 shot for 12- to 15-year-olds to the FDA, they added functional neurological disorder as a diagnosis in Maddie's chart,18 blaming the side effects from the shot on FND.
Further, once this assessment was made, her physician, Dr. Amal Assa'ad at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, went so far as to advise against any further investigation, even though Maddie was a participant in a clinical trial:19
"My assessment is that Madeline has a functional impairment that is not organic in nature … I also discourage further work up since this is usually detrimental in functional disorders because it drives the patient to thinking that there must be something wrong that is indicating all this work up. It also delays the necessary psychologic intervention that is needed to help resolve the functional disorder."