It Is Falsely Claimed That the Cytokine Storm in a Patient Was Caused by a Vaccine
The claim in the post that the cytokine storm in the patient is a consequence of the vaccine is false. Nowhere in the retelling of his personal experience does the young man claim that the cytokine storm occurred as a result of the Covid-19 vaccine but as a consequence of the Covid-19 disease itself. The boy’s mother in another Facebook post, in the comments section below the post, says that he was vaccinated with a dose of “Sinovac” vaccine and immediately after that he became infected with Covid-19
We are reviewing a Facebook post in which the personal experience of a young man suffering from Covid-19 was misused for an anti-vaccine narrative. As part of the post, this column was published, where the author says that although young and without accompanying diseases, he got infected with Covid-19 and went through a cytokine storm, a medical condition characteristic of severe forms and the severe clinical picture of Covid-19. However, in his text and in the retelling of his personal experience, he does not claim that the cytokine storm occurred as a result of the vaccine against Covid-19, but as a consequence of the virus itself.
Contrary to this, the author of the post, misusing what was expressed in the column, claims:
Here are your vaccines in full swing. The guy is the son of a friend of mine, a public figure and a teacher. He was healthy and was vaccinated and he nearly died. Read what he wrote, instead of listening to the lies of Herr Hitler who faked his own resignation. It is tragicomic that you are not yet aware of what you are stabbed with. Let them lie to you that the stupid anti-vaxxers do not know what they are talking about. This is not about anti-vaxxers. It’s about being lied to. Read what this guy wrote, about the days when he almost left this world, after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine. And I am not talking about whether the guy is a pro-vaxxer. I’m just telling you what happened to him after receiving the vaccine. That is what this post is about. I will not explain myself further, – says the actor Sasho Tasevski in the post we are reviewing.
However, the claim that the cytokine storm, in this case, is a consequence of the vaccine is false. This can be deduced from another post on Facebook where the boy’s mother (in the comments section below the post), comments that he was vaccinated with a dose of “Sinovac” and immediately after that he became infected with Covid-19.
If the boy became infected with Covid-19 immediately after receiving the first dose of the Sinovac vaccine, it is completely impossible for the cytokine storm to be associated with the vaccine, but rather with Covid-19 itself. This is what he claims in his text where he never mentions the vaccine as the cause of the cytokine storm, unlike the post we are reviewing, where this is falsely insinuated. The only time the text mentions the vaccine is in the last paragraph where the boy says:
And yes, when you get your first vaccine dose, please be careful and take care of yourself as if you’re infected with Covid-19.
This is exactly what a number of medical professionals in the past appealed to, for example, Dr Zarko Karadzovski, chairman of the Commission for Protection from Infectious Diseases. Why?
Because after receiving the first dose of the Covid vaccine, immunity is not created instantly. The vaccine that the young man received (from the manufacturer “Sinovak”) requires a period of at least 6 weeks after the second dose to develop full vaccine immunity, so it is necessary to protect the citizen who was vaccinated as if they were not vaccinated at all. This is what the boy implies in the sentence given above. However, the author of the post, abusing this situation, makes its own construction, i.e. points out the received dose of vaccine as the cause of the cytokine storm.
Foreign fact-checkers also assess that there is no evidence that a cytokine storm occurs as a result of receiving a Covid-19 vaccine.
In the post we are reviewing, even in the comments, a large part of the readers react to the claim, i.e. point out to the author that he did not understand the essence – that the boy got infected with Covid-19 and does not claim that the cytokine storm is a consequence of the vaccine.
Due to all the above facts, we assess this post as untrue.