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Catherine Richards

First Dose of Moderna on 08/26/2021

Second Dose of Moderna on 10/04/2021


50 yrs old

Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?

I was a healthy and fit 50 year old woman who enjoys the outdoors

Q: Would you like to share your reason(s) for getting the vaccine?

I’ve had every vaccine a person can have: measles, mumps, rubella, typhoid, rabies, etc. Every single one with ZERO side effects, not even a sore arm. So I’m not at all a vaccine resistor, and I understand the concept of vaccinations as part of broader public health strategies. Though philosophically I lean towards being pro choice in matters of bodily autonomy.

At the same time, I was not a covid sceptic and spent 2020 / 2021 avoiding people, as I know that a typical cold, for example, would not kill a half dozen people on a cruise ship (Diamond Princess); even if they skew towards the elderly. I was hoping that Covid-19, despite its unnatural origins, would behave like a natural virus and become less lethal; which it did and then I could gain natural immunity.

I did not want an mRNA shot because the technology had never been tested before. Viral vector technology, which was used to produce AstraZeneca, had been used in a small clinical trial to prevent Ebola but mRNA shots had never been used on people. I did not want to be part of a forced clinical trial.

In any case, it was obvious by the spring of 2021, for anyone who was looking at the data from Israel, that the vaccines were not working as intended on a population level. The vaccinated continued to get and spread covid, so there was neither a medical nor moral justification for compelled vaccines. Moreover, I had zero trust in the medical establishment or public health authorities for many reasons which should be obvious to anyone who actually pays attention to what is going on beyond.

I ended up getting the shot because my circumstances changed in the fall of 2021, and I had to help run a family retail business and my husband was going crazy from the restrictions and wanted to be out in the world again. He bitterly regrets pressuring me to get the vaccine.

Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?

First shot. My whole arm was extremely sore, and the pain radiated to my back. Nothing else happened.

Second shot.. Within a couple of hours, my arm was extremely sore and the pain spread. Within 8 hours after the shot, I started to feel severe stabbing pain all over my body, as well as dizzy and cold and clammy, and severe nausea. I vomited twice during the night and the extreme pain continued. It did not feel like the flu, it felt more like I had been poisoned. I was bedridden for the next two days and I recovered and basically felt normal by the weekend.

About a week or so after the shot, I started to notice that my right elbow was very sore when I bent it, such as when typing on my computer, and painful to the touch. I don’t think much about it. I thought it might be from walking my dog as he pulls on his leash. There has been no improvement. I also started to develop mild dizzy feelings which I also didn’t pay much attention to.

Oct 29 I had a couple of glasses of wine with dinner as it was my husband’s birthday and went to bed at midnight. At 5am, I woke up to go to the toilet and became extremely dizzy on my way back to bed and fainted face-first in the hallway. I completely lost consciousness. I was not injured but the sound of me falling woke up my husband who was very distressed. He had to help me back to bed and stayed in bed all the next day. I continued to have episodes of dizziness and fainting. After this episode, I decided to keep a dated record of any weird medical events.

Nov. 9 I felt fine during the day and had an active and productive day. Around 9pm, I was sitting in a chair watching television and was overcome with a wave of severe dizziness. Given the previous episode of losing consciousness, I asked my husband to help me to bed and felt very dizzy and weak the whole night.

Nov 10 The dizziness continued though not as badly during the day. I also developed a headache which seemed like it might be a sinus headache so I went to a walk-in clinic at around 4pm to see if I needed antibiotics. Upon hearing my recent history, the GP I saw suggested that I go to the ER to have a CT scan, cardiogram, and blood work, which were normal.

My experience with the GP was strange. I’m a 50 year old woman in basically excellent health, thin and athletic. The fact that he was so alarmed by my symptoms and said he needed to rule out stroke, after I told him that I had my second shot of Moderna about a month before, makes me feel like he had seen people with major side effects from the shots before in his practice. I felt OK the next day but laid low.

Nov. 16 I had a busy and productive but did not do anything out of the ordinary exercise-wise. I walked my dog in the forest at about 1pm. I did not fall or injure myself. Around 8pm, I suddenly noticed that my right knee was extremely sore and painful to the touch. It was also visibly red and swollen and hot. I went to the GP and had another panel of blood work, including for lyme disease, all normal. The symptoms were consistent with something called reactive arthritis which is a rare inflammatory disease usually brought on by an infection. I have never had any previous episodes of joint swelling before.

November / December 2022 Symptoms of dizziness gradually improved over the next few months. A year later, I feel like my heart races sometimes and I have occasional tightness in my chest. My left knee is still sore but not red or swollen. I worry that in regards to my heart, the “vaccines” have done some kind of damage.

Q: Tell us about any tests, diagnoses, and/or Medical Care received:

I had a CT scan when I fainted and a full blood work up. All of the results were normal.

Q: Where has your reaction been reported, and what was the response?

I reported it to a GP. I doubt any action was taken.

Q: Have you had Covid before?

I caught covid in January 2022 while in Mexico, about 3.5 months after my Moderna vaccine. I assume it was the Omicron variant. Since I was in Mexico, I had acquired ivermectin, which you can buy over the counter (so dangerous!) Upon the first signs of feeling slightly fluey, I self administered according to an established protocol, along with zinc. I had no fever, a mild scratchy cough, and a bit of congestion. I was completely fine after 4 days. My husband's bout of covid was worse than mine but was not terrible. He also took Ivermectin. My sister-in-law (who is younger than me and who was vaccinated at the same time I was) also caught covid about a month after I did, but did not take Ivermectin. Her symptoms were much worse and her cough lasted over a month.

Q: What do you wish others knew?

The medical establishment are liars and frauds who have abandoned all pretense of medical ethics. They lied to the public from day one, accusing anyone who wanted to honestly discuss the origins of the virus as racist conspiracy theorists. They forcibly administered this vaccine to children and young adults despite it having no benefits whatsoever for that demographic and proven risks, most notably heart damage in young males.

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