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Shaun Barcavage, FNP-BC

First Dose of Covid Vaccine on 12/29/20

New York, New York

Jan 7, 2022

Shaun's follow-up on Dr. Been

Jan 2022

Shaun's interview with Devin Russell of

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Shaun Barcavage has suffered from tinnitus, among other symptoms, as seen in his doctor's progress note above. This is after getting two doses of Pfizer as shown in his vaccine record above. Pictures provided by Shaun Barcavage to Covid Castaways.

Dec 14th News article with more of Shaun’s story:

Shaun's Capitol Speech Nov 2, 2021:

Shaun's Interview with Dr. Been Nov 5, 2021:


Last updated in December of 2021:

Shaun Barcavage is a 51-year-old Research Nurse Practitioner from New York, NY. Prior to joining the medical profession, he had a background in international development; having served in various capacities over 12 years throughout Eastern Europe and during the Balkan War with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master in Sociology from the Central European University in Budapest. After retiring from international service, Mr. Barcavage pursued a long passion and love of medicine. He graduated top of his class with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the New Jersey City University and received his Family Nurse Practitioner degree with highest honors from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Shaun possessed a strong passion in infectious diseases and has dedicated his work to community health and research. During the pandemic Shaun maintained a balance of work on treatments to end the pandemic, while also caring for his ailing mother.

He was a healthy person with no significant medical issues prior to vaccination and enjoyed walks in the park with his partner and two dogs. Immediately after receiving Dose 1 on December 29, 2020, he developed paresthesias along the injected right arm into his upper back and axilla. This progressed with tingling into the right face, eye irritation and flushed ear. He was seen and evaluated by a neurologist who recommended he receive the second dose if symptoms subsided. The symptoms resolved after about 10 days. On January 19, 2021, he proceeded with Dose 2 in the left deltoid. The first 3 days he experienced normal injection site pain that radiated to his neck and back. By Day 4 he woke up with ringing in the right ear (tinnitus). He also developed prickling sensations in his throat and the right sided paresthesia returned with more intensity. He was instructed by a neurologist to “wait it out”. By January 30 he developed tachycardia, fluctuating blood pressures, severe right sided headache, and increased tinnitus. As a medical professional he knew something was “wrong” and went on a desperate search for care. He was confronted by a medical system ill-informed, ill-equipped, and often unwilling to recognize such reactions. Leaving him with misdiagnoses and improper treatment.

His symptoms continued to progress devolving into acute autonomic dysfunction (positional tachycardia) and generalized, whole body neuropathies that even involve his mouth and throat His life is one of constant stinging, stabbing, burning pains along with debilitating ear ringing. He has had a positive tilt table as well as a skin biopsy showing small fiber neuropathy. These reactions have robbed him of many of life’s pleasures including ability to sleep, watch TV or listen to music. It has impacted his medical career, and the tinnitus has stolen his silence.



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