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Yuri Turchyn

First Dose of Pfizer on 03/08/2021 Lot #EN6205

Second Dose of Pfizer on 03/29/2021 Lot #ER8727

New Jersey

70 yrs old

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

Active, life-long musician, playing jazz violin in live performances and international tours. My CD, Undiscovered Country, was released on Bandcamp, just before the second shot.

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

Live performances began again with audience crowds. We believed it was our civic duty to protect ourselves and our community.

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

My wife, Christina, and I have been tracking news and media reports since the Covid virus emerged in December 2019. The entire 2020 year was spent in lockdown, and we lost all financial income. By January 2021, I had gigs lined up, but Christina was concerned about live performance crowds and getting Covid, as many of my musician friends were getting sick. I did not feel well after the first shot. There was no information out for anyone who may be immunocompromised. I only have one kidney. After the second shot, my legs felt heavy, and I had a hard time breathing. A week later, I was in the first hospital, Newton Medical Center ER, where they misdiagnosed me with heart failure, kidney failure, and lung disease. Before this diagnosis, my wife and I played tennis, rode our bikes, and hiked outdoor trails. That week, I was also diagnosed with double pneumonia and sepsis. They discharged me in one week, and I was sent home with an oxygen machine. Four days later, I was unable to breathe and went to Bon Secours hospital ER in Port Jervis, NY. My blood oxygen was 71, and the next day, I was intubated. Since this was a small regional hospital, I was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center for a higher quality of care. My diagnosis included: ACUTE HYPOXEMIC RESPIRATORY FAILURE, PERSISTENT ATRIAL FIBRILLATION WITH RVR, ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY, HYPERNATREMIA, GRANULOMATOSIS WITH POLYANGITIS WITH MULTISYSTEM INVOLVEMENT, an uncommon disorder that causes inflammation of the blood vessels in your nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, and kidneys. The doctors told my wife they could not give her any hope. She stayed with me as long as they allowed. I was on a ventilator for six weeks, with INTRA-ALVEOLAR HEMORRHAGE, VOLUME OVERLOAD, VANCOMYCIN-RESISTANT ENTEROCOCCI (VRE), and INFECTION, due to ESBL-producing Klebsiella pneumonia. The teaching hospital did not have proper oversight, and there were many missteps that almost killed me. After surviving the ICU, my wife got me out to Kessler Rehab, despite the fact I couldn't walk or swallow. Three weeks later, she brought me home for HomeCare, and slowly I got back to basic physical therapy and swallowing again. I had to go for cataract surgery, due to the steroids I was given, and surgery to repair my vocal cords, which were damaged by inexperienced residents and interns.

By January, I was playing violin again and thought this was all behind me. Instead, the spike protein remained in cells, and I was feeling tired with extreme pain flowing in my joints. Christina made an appointment, but our Primary Care Physician would not see us until the appointed time. The receptionist made a medical assessment, "If he's standing and breathing, he can wait." My wife took me to the ER in Morristown and begged them not to wait, as we suspect this is a flare-up of Wegner's vasculitis. No one listened to her pleas. The primary care physician did nothing to help us, and the doctors were at a loss regarding my treatment. When 6 out of 10 severe adverse effects of the Pfizer vaccine showed up as the rash, I was finally given Rituximab infusion, but it takes 7-10 days to kick in, and I was having trouble breathing again. I was back in the ICU and intubated again for another three weeks. My wife had to deal with doctors telling her I was in for long-term nursing care, home dialysis, and palliative care. It was another nightmare, but Christina found the doctors that worked with us, rather than cardiologists who prescribed Pfizer medications like Eliquis. My wife got me home without going to rehab, and I slowly recovered using a Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) mat and complementary medical treatments, including laser acupuncture. The doctors wanted to put me on powerful medications to suppress my immune system, including a drug for people who have had organ transplants. We refuse to be subjected to more possible Drug-Induced Vasculitis from these drugs that are approved by the FDA costing thousands of dollars. One hospital already billed Medicare $994,000 for my second bout with the spike protein. For the record, I never had Covid, despite being tested many, many times. Currently, my wife is getting over her PICS (Post ICU Syndrome) by writing a blog:, and a book. I go to P/T twice a week to get my strength and endurance back to where I was before this all happened. I am practicing again. It's hard, and I have to start at the beginning. Thankful and we are slowly getting our lives back but without recourse for how we will survive financially. Trauma is not just an event that took place sometime in the past, it is also the imprint left by that expression on mind, body and spirit.

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

My wife has thousands of pages of medical records. I felt like a pincushion. Then there was the hemodialysis treatment my wife calls "spa treatment" for my kidney as an outpatient and plasmapheresis, which is considered experimental.

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

VAERS. No response. CiCP. No response. Legal counsel. No action, because Pharma has immunity to Covid vaccines. There is no accountability.

Q: Are there any treatments that have helped or hurt your health?

Laser acupuncture, PEMF mat has helped combat inflammation. TAVNEOS, a chemo drug that almost wiped out my white blood cell count. No More. Christina is trying to find complementary medical treatments that would be helpful but are not covered by our health insurance. We have Medicare and Supplemental Insurance. Costly, but if we didn't have it, we would have been financially f****ed.

Q: Have you had Covid before?


Q: What do you wish others knew?

We wish the Adverse Effects list (Dec 2020) were out for people with health issues, so they could make an informed decision. Big Pharma made 380 billion in profit in 2021. They need to be held accountable for their inferior product rushed to market.

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Wow I’m so sorry you had to go through this. Hugs


Thank you for speaking out

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