Tiffany Dover: Anti-vaxxers continue to harass nurse who fainted after Covid vaccine, insist she’s dead
A Tennessee nurse and her family have been trolled relentlessly by conspiracy theorists after she fainted live on television soon after taking the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Tiffany Dover received the Pfizer vaccine at the CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, where she works, on December 18, 2020. However, she fell unconscious after saying, “It's really... I'm sorry I'm feeling really dizzy. I'm sorry.” As her fainting became viral, conspiracy theorists claimed that she is dead despite several claims from her family and the hospital that she is doing well.
Even after the December fainting episode, Dover later said to local media she often fell unconscious whenever she felt pain. The CHI Memorial Hospital also put out a statement on Twitter, saying, “On Thursday, 17 December 2020, CHI Memorial administered its first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to six individuals - three physicians and three nurses. Shortly after and while conducting a media interview, one of the nurses became dizzy and was assisted to the floor. She never lost consciousness and quickly recovered.”
But all the claims have repeatedly been refuted by conspiracy theorists, who declared that the vaccine killed the 30-year-old healthcare professional. To shut these rumors, the CHI Memorial Hospital posted a video of Dover along with her colleagues. She was also seen on the front page of a local newspaper with a patient suffering from COVID-19 who was receiving treatment at the hospital. Still, conspiracy theorists refused to believe she is not dead. The harassment has reached such a level that it’s even getting difficult for Dover and her family to go on a vacation. “All of y'all stop acting like your entitled to know anything. It's none of your dang business. I'm honestly disgusted with people right now. We can't even go on a family vacation for Christmas without being harassed. I'm sick of it. TIFFANY IS ALIVE AND FINE,” the nurse’s sister-in-law angrily said last month.
Dover's brother-in-law also shared a link to a story that discredited the claims that she is not alive after receiving the vaccine. But in response, according to the Daily Mail, he got comments like, “How much money do they pay you all that you post this? She is dead and you know it” and “Your entire family is disgusting that you don't let Tiffany speak herself!” Some even suggested personally visiting Dover’s house and checking how she is doing. “Why isn't anyone that lives close to her figuring out where her kids go to school or where her husband works or where they live and waiting and trying to snap a picture of her coming or going?!?” one person said. The conspiracy theorists also requested the Chattanooga Police Department to probe whether Dover is dead or alive. However, a spokeswoman of the department said, “The police department isn’t involved in this at all because there’s no crime, no death, no nothing,”
Dover last posted on her Instagram page on December 14. There also several people wrote in the comment section things like, “If she was alive I think she would make posts letting everyone know she’s okay. Safe to say theirs an evil agenda to this and people should start waking up ASAP before it’s to late. God bless hope your okay my prayers go out to you”, and “If it's true that she's dead, it's heartbreaking, but I'm not at all surprised. And I know this sounds callous, but people who willingly take this [injection emoji] and are "excited" about it will reap the consequences. We live in an age where information and research is at our fingertips. There is zero excuse for ignorance.”