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Anti-vaxxers target Welsh teenager in hospital with Covid-19

01 Sep 2021 3 minutes Read
Maisy Evans

A Welsh teenager who is in hospital with Covid-19 has been targeted by anti-vaxxers on social media.

Maisy Evans, 17, from Newport, has been branded “liar” and an “actress paid by the government” by conspiracy theorists and online trolls after urging young people to have the vaccine.

She has had symptoms including dizziness, shortness of breath, headaches, a loss of smell and taste, after contracting the virus.

She told Sky News: “I’ve had to deal with a lot of anti-vaxxers and conspiracy theorists which is deeply frustrating.

“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.”

Evans, who tested positive for the virus on 14 August, three days after having her first Pfizer jab, has also suffered a Covid-related blood clot on her right lung.

She admitted to hospital on 25 August. The Covid-related blood clot was discovered on her right lung after she underwent numerous blood tests, X-rays and CT scans.

‘Isolation’ 

She has previously told ITV Wales: “For my 10 days in isolation, I was really poorly. I was constantly tired and in pain.

“My GP said it was something to wait out, so that’s what I did. I waited it out until one night, I couldn’t sleep due to the pain in the back of my head and neck. Early in the morning on Wednesday the 25th, my mum called NHS direct for advice.

“A first responder arrived within half an hour, performed some routine checks and was unhappy with her findings.

“My temperature was high, heart rate high, blood pressure high and I was clearly in a lot of pain, unable to lift my head. Whilst I had no visible rash, the first responders feared the worst – meningitis. They began the treatment for meningitis because after all, we’d be better safe, than sorry.”

She added: “I am lucky. My clot is not too large; it will clear. 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.

“As the cough began to clear, the damage to my lungs became more obvious. I can’t stand up without getting out of breath and the smallest tasks feel like the most difficult things in the world.”

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NB93
NB93
26 days ago

Hope she recovers soon

Eric Hall
26 days ago

Don’t worry about it. You either take the vaccine or you don’t. If you don’t, then Darwin will take care of you and the World will be a better place without the anti-vaccers and the conspiracy theorists in it

Rob
Rob
25 days ago

Time to adopt a zero tolerance towards the anti-vaxx movement. Right wing conspiracy nutters like Katie Hopkins, Alex Jones & even Donald Trump have had their platforms removed for giving false information. Its time this applied to the anti-vaxxers as well, and no its not a free speech issue. Private companies have the right to ban you if violate their terms and conditions.

As for vaccine passports, I would rather carry them in my pocket then have to waste another 6 months of my life in another lockdown simply because idiots out there refuse to get themselves vaccinated.

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
25 days ago
Reply to  Rob

Well said. Misinformation being spread by deranged covid deniers is killing people! ☹️

j humphrys
j humphrys
25 days ago
Reply to  Rob

Agree basically, but Trump pushed for the vaccine very strongly, and still does.

Rob
Rob
25 days ago
Reply to  j humphrys

True, be does push for the vaccine, but gets booed by his own supporters every time he brings it up. I don’t think he took it seriously when he was President, he downplayed it, blamed it on the Democrats, claimed it was a conspiracy, and advocated injecting disinfectant. Trump has lost control over the monster he created. He got banned from social media platform not for this but spreading false information about the election which led to the insurrection at the Capitol Building in January. Social Media needs to take the same stance on the anti-vaxxers as it did with… Read more »

Andrew Redman
Andrew Redman
23 days ago
Reply to  j humphrys

Which Trump pushed for the vaccine? He might do so now, he certainly didn’t and when he was POTUS that is why so many of his followers are anti vaxine now.

Brian Coman
Brian Coman
25 days ago

All those anti vaccers would have had family and friends who have had vaccines over the decades…and some of those people would not be here if it was not for
innoculations.
In South Wales in the sixties a smallpox
outbreak came and took about 40 lives…everybody had the jab about 700000 people…if they had refused hundreds of thousands of people would have died in agony.

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
25 days ago
Reply to  Brian Coman

That’s a really good point about the smallpox vaccine. Indeed we were only able to eliminate smallpox because the vaccine was made mandatory.

David Lloyd Owen
David Lloyd Owen
25 days ago

They are not Anti Vaxx, they are Pro Disease. COVID-19 Denialism and Anti Vaxx are not necessarily the same thing, but they drink from the same infected well of disinformation. I hope Ms Evans has a full recovery and that these vile people have the decency to leave her alone.

Notta Bott
Notta Bott
25 days ago

Anti vaxxers having an opinion, fine, its like having a penis, great and all but don’t wave it about for others to see. If you do that, then honestly for me giving false health advice on some looney conspiracy theory is bodily harm, even attempted murder if someone has vulnerable to Covid. Those horrible camps we were stuffing poor refugees in? Shove them in there till its over.

Notta Bott
Notta Bott
25 days ago
Reply to  Notta Bott

Also really sorry she had to go through this, the police should really be tracking these people down for harassment. If she was a premier league footballer there would be uproar.

j humphrys
j humphrys
25 days ago

Looks like we will need a third jab due to both anti vaccers and the youth in general. Drat!

Chris
Chris
25 days ago

Quite shocked by how many people on here have such dangerous facist views, how can you be an anti vaxxer if the only vaccine you won’t have is the one for Covid? People who scream about the vaccine and it being so great are delusional and dangerous, most modern medicine is without compassion, that’s why your not allowed to die till they say. And how can anyone really trust big pharma, only in it for the money, if they weren’t every disease in every country would be under control by now, not just in the rich ones. If you can’t… Read more »

j humphrys
j humphrys
25 days ago
Reply to  Chris

Theoretically you are right, but what do you think of zebra crossings and speed cams?

Chris
Chris
25 days ago
Reply to  j humphrys

There not being injected into my body there creations we’re still perfecting over time to limit road traffic accidents, this vaccine is extremely rushed and pushed on people, the government offering the young bribes to have it is deeply scary and concerning. It’s right to air caution it could be another falidamide we shouldn’t really be taking it until we’ve seen years of trials and safe results, but blindly following orders with no ability to think for yourself is the biggest danger, people like that terrify me.

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
25 days ago
Reply to  Chris

The only reason the nhs in wales isnt currently being overwhelmed by people with the delta variant is because 70 percent of people in wales have been double vaccinated. While the overwhelming majority of those presently needing hospital care in wales because of covid 19 are unvaccinated. The vaccines are saving lives and are the only reason we’ve been able to open up society and return to some kind of normality. The approved covid 19 vaccines are statistically as safe as all other vaccines which are administered

Chris
Chris
25 days ago
Reply to  Leigh Richards

Who told you this information BBC SKY Murdoch? Because that sounds like what I’d have the media put out if I was trying too brainwash and frighten a population into taking something with no questions asked. And how can we no it’s safe if there new, usually takes 10 years minimum, and the hospitals have never been so quiet this idea of it’ll be overrun is like saying it’s not fit for purpose and extremely disrespectful to the NHS there not completely incompetent are they.

Adam Rykala 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇵🇱
Adam Rykala 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇵🇱
25 days ago
Reply to  Chris

“10 years minimum”

The Vaccine builds on work done from the original SARS CoV virus, and so it’s been nearly 15 years in the making.

Adam Rykala 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇵🇱
Adam Rykala 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇵🇱
25 days ago

Real info – from real scientists not bad YT videos https://jbiomedsci.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12929-020-00695-2

Chris
Chris
25 days ago

Correct they patented Covid tests in 2015 didn’t get that off YouTube tho (it’s good for music that’s about it), got that off the US and European patent office websites. So yeah has been in the making a long time in secret but that’s not suspicious or strange is it? that they didn’t tell us about this and didn’t realise the patents to public view till Nov2019 and 2020. As for scientists what about the ones who are ignored because there studies don’t match what the government’s want to hear, alot of high up people at Phifizer speak out. And… Read more »

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
25 days ago
Reply to  Chris

‘the hospitals have never been so quiet’ 🤔 well you obviously havent visited a hospital in wales recently https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/teenagers-hospital-covid-coronavirus-icu-21451569.amp

Chris
Chris
25 days ago
Reply to  Leigh Richards

Trinity Mirror or Reach never have an agenda to spread false information do they? Putting news articles up is not a credible argument, it’s weak and shows a lack of knowledge on the subject. You still can’t explain why we need multiple vaccines repeatedly it mutates is a poor and very generic response, how can you have it without knowing since it’s worse then Bubonic Plague? And how can you be an Anti Vaxxer with the refusal of 1 vaccine just 1. It’s a very dangerous and insulting statement and view. People with that ability to follow orders unquestionably is… Read more »

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
25 days ago
Reply to  Chris

News reports based on figures from the nhs – and that report includes direct quotes from people who work in welsh hospitals. Course i realise that in the fantasy world inhabited by covid denying anti vaxxers doctors and nurses are part of some grand conspiracy too 🤣. Worse covid denying anti vaxxers like you and shemirani are now likening doctors and nurses to nazis and calling for them to be hanged☹️ https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/covid-vaccine-doctors-hanging-shemirani-police-b1890636.html%3famp

Chris
Chris
25 days ago
Reply to  Leigh Richards

That word again Anti Vaxxer you say that alot but it has no bearing when most people have had every vaccine except Covid. Only Doctors who want to “force” medication or vaccines on people, they are facist there job title is irrelevant. And the only violent comments I’ve experienced is from your side telling people we shouldn’t be allowed a free life in some cases any life (online bullies), your the one talking about hanging and such, making extreme comments with no bearing such as that weaken your argument not strengthen it. Do you get funding from the WHO for… Read more »

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