UPDATE February 1, 2021 – Shawn Skelton protested today outside Good Samaritan Home, her employer, according to WEHT ABC 25 in Evanville. Her message: Pfizer and Moderna mRNA shots need much more testing. She said she is not “anti-vax.” But she encourages due diligence for those considering the shots.
EVANSVILLE, IND. — A disturbing, heartbreaking video went viral on Facebook, showing more severe adverse reaction to the experimental COVID-19 vaccines.
Shawn Skelton said she received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on January 4. She had flu-like symptoms the next day. But she returned to work at Evansville nursing home, Good Samaritan Home. She could not go to work Wednesday, January 6 because her tongue began convulsing uncontrollably. That was followed by uncontrollable full body convulsions that have yet to stop. Here is the full video.
Skelton went to Deaconess Orthopedic Neuroscience Hospital. But she was discharged after an MRI, CT scan and blood cultures failed to provide any answers. Doctors told her the reaction is likely due to stress, according to the Courier and Press. Dr. Craig Everett Haseman told the paper that he does not believe the vaccine caused Skelton’s condition. Haseman also said her condition could be caused by the anti-depressants she’s been taking for years.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) also weighed in on Skelton’s condition, without specifically mentioning her:
“Side effects tend to be mild to moderate and go away quickly. These side effects are signs that the immune system is doing exactly what it is supposed to do: working and building up protection against the disease. Serious side effects after vaccination were very rare.”
Similar adverse reaction reported in Louisiana
A Lake Charles, Louisiana man named Brent Griner claims that his mother is suffering similar adverse effects from the Pfizer vaccine. He wrote in a January 12 Facebook post:
This is what the Pfizer covid19 vaccine has done to my Mom. Everyone please pray for her. She was admitted to the hospital. And be cautious about taking the vaccine. I’m sure it is good for some people but you need to think about is this vaccine worth taking? It’s not for me. Please share this post we need help finding answers.
He posted a series of videos in the following 36 hours showing his mother’s condition at different stages.
Griner did not disclose his mother’s name, nor did he provide specifics about the date of vaccine or any hospital visits by his mother. But another Facebook user, Blake Williamson, said the woman received the vaccine on January 6. He claims to be friend of the woman. None of the foregoing claims have been verified by independent sources.
Skelton remaining upbeat
Skelton posted another Facebook update this past Tuesday.
“Home again, still no answers! MRI. Cat Scan are perfect!” she wrote on Facebook. “Doctors are trying to convince me this is a conversion disorder from stress! Am I stressed? Well who in this world doesn’t have stress. Is it coincidental that this happened after the vaccine? I guess anything is possible, but I know I’m a very happy, upbeat person that always has a smile.”
Rich Vidiella, Skelton’s fiance, said that all they can do is pray and hope that the condition goes away. Meanwhile Skelton is trying to remain upbeat, despite internet trolls and pro-vaxxers doubting her story.
“No idea when I can even go back to work since I can’t stop dancing around! This is so unfair!!! Please just continue to pray! If you don’t believe me that’s ok, but please stop being mean on my post. Instead, I’m always hungry, invite me to dinner and I’ll introduce myself.”
We’ll continue to update this story.
*Originally Published January 14, 2021