A “HEALTHY” father was paralyzed and unable to speak after the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccination, as the injection site was pulled out due to the risk of blood clots.
Brad Malagarie, 43, of St Martin, Mississippi, had a stroke caused by a blood clot in the left middle cerebral artery in his brain within 4 hours of being given a dose, according to his family.
News of the father of seven came when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday that they recommended a suspension. injection after six women had a rare, but serious illness, blood clots out of 7.2 million vaccinations.
That number was then updated to 9 people, of which 2 developed blood clots during clinical trials and 7 after the vaccine was approved for emergency use.
To date there is no evidence that the Covid-19 vaccine causes any blood clots, including blood clots acquired by Malagarie.
All previous reports of blood clots occurred six to 13 days after a single injection.
Malagarie’s family said WLOX they believe that vaccines are the cause of Brad’s condition.
Malagarie received the Covid-19 vaccine around noon on 6 April and then returned to her office.
His colleagues found him moody and unresponsive on his desk a few hours later and he was taken to the hospital, according to the report.
Doctors diagnosed him with a stroke caused by a blood clot in the brain.
Celeste Foster O’Keefe, Malagarie’s aunt and boss, said: “He’s a healthy, young 43 year old, and I immediately thought of that, and I said tell the doctors that he took J&J vaccines and that, for me, was what caused his stroke. ”
She said his only health problem was that he had high blood pressure but was on medication.
Malagarie is currently being treated at the Ochsner Medical Center in Louisiana and although he has left the ICU, he is still in critical condition but stable.
Celeste says he is still unable to talk or move the right part of his body.
“Now he can’t talk and he can’t walk. He is paralyzed on the right side. He knows who we are and he will only cry when he sees us, ”said O’Keefe.
The doctors told the family that this could be a long way to recover Facebook donation page has been set up by his family to pay his medical bills.
In a statement, the Mississippi State Department of Health said it was “very sad” to learn of Malagarie’s condition and is investigating.
“The Mississippi State Department of Health is very sad to hear about Mr. Malagarie’s recent illness and wishes him well,” the health department told WLOX.
“The agency is definitely investigating the situation. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to assign causation at this point.
“It’s important to note that stroke was not related to this vaccine – instead, a rare coagulation syndrome has been identified.”
The ministry pointed out that the confirmed cases so far have been in women and that the reactions have occurred a few days after the injection.
“Furthermore, adverse reactions have been reported between six and 13 days after vaccination,” they said.
All J&J vaccine use was suspended this week in Mississippi on the advice of CDC and FDA.
White House health advisor Dr Anthony Fauci on Wednesday warned that women should be “wary of certain symptoms” if they have been vaccinated with J&J Covid.
“This is a very rare event. It’s less than a million, ”he said CBS News.
“Having said that, you still want to be alert for some symptoms, such as severe headaches, some difficulty in movement, or chest tightness and difficulty breathing.”
He also confirmed that analysts were looking at the possibility of a “hormonal” adverse reaction to the Johnson & Johnson case involving oral contraceptive use.
“Similar types of phenomena happened during pregnancy,” he said in the interview.
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“Coagulation abnormalities have been known in women taking oral contraceptives, so there could certainly be a hormonal side of the problem.”
“True young women are at greatest risk and there are other risks in the age group,” said Dr. Yvonne Maldonado of Stanford, contact person of the CDC’s Immunization Practice Advisory Committee (ACIP). there. KGO, adding that birth control pills can cause.
“For example, that’s when autoimmune diseases start to show up, that’s when birth control pills are being used, so there could be other factors involved.”