Maisy Evans: Anti-vaxxers troll girl, 17, as she gets Covid days after taking jab
A schoolgirl who tested positive for Covid-19 days after taking the first dose of her Pfizer vaccine has revealed how she was attacked by anti-vaxxers online, some of whom accused her of being an actress paid by the government.
Maisy Evans, 17, said her oxygen levels "dropped dramatically" as she battled the deadly pathogen in the hospital. She reportedly suffered a blood clot in her lung, shortness of breath, as well as a loss of smell and taste. However, the teenager became a victim of trolls online after she urged other youngsters to get the Covid jab despite her ordeal, The Sun reported.
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Maisy Evans was reportedly told by anti-vaxxers on social media that her condition was a result of the vaccine shot she received three days before testing positive for the virus on August 14. "I’ve had to deal with a lot of anti-vaxxers and conspiracy theorists which is deeply frustrating," she told Sky News. "I’ve been called a liar, an actress paid by the government to push certain agendas, Satan, a Nazi, evil, and so many more things — it’s totally uncalled for."
Maisy received her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on August 11. However, doctors told her the jab did not cause the infection nor the blood clot. On August 25, the teenager was admitted to the Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran, South Wales, where medics discovered a blood clot in her lung. Maisy is still in the hospital and finds it difficult to breathe even standing up.
"It feels like I’ve run 40 miles," she told Sky News. "There was a moment when I feared for my life — my oxygen saturation levels dropped dramatically and it was really scary. Thankfully, they slowly increased."
Now, it’s easy for me to decide which mask I’ll be wearing, even if they’re not mandatory. This virus is not a joke for young people and those eligible must get vaccinated.— Maisy Evans🤠 (@MaisyEvans) August 27, 2021
Rest assured, I’m on the long road to recovery!🤞🦠
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Maisy said she thought she was going to die when her oxygen levels "dropped dramatically". She explained, "I've probably had every possible symptom. I've had the cough, the high temperature, the shakes, the sickness, the dizziness, the shortness of breath, the excruciating headaches, the body aches. You name a symptom — it's hit me. I even lost my sense of smell and taste. The breathlessness was one of the last symptoms to develop."
Maisy has urged more people to get vaccinated since being hospitalized. "This virus is not a joke for young people and those eligible must get vaccinated. Rest assured, I'm on the long road to recovery!" she said. "I'm 17 years old and I'm currently taking antibiotics, steroids, morphine, and blood thinners. Please continue to take this virus seriously, even if you consider yourself generally fit and well like myself. I'm expecting to stay a couple more nights because at the moment I'm unable to regulate my own oxygen levels."
Her mother, who also tested positive for Covid despite having had both jabs, has suffered mild symptoms. Speaking to the BBC, Maisy chimed on the comments she had received about her blood clot stemming from the jab. "People with no medical qualifications are trying to tell me that the vaccine has caused the blood clot," the 17-year-old explained. "It's upsetting to see that people just aren't willing to accept that Covid itself can cause these complications. They just want to scare people away from the vaccine," she added