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Man, who had no previous health conditions, claims he suffered a rare side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine and says he regrets getting vaccinated against the virus after spending 14 months in hospitals fighting for his life

Fit and healthy man says he suffered a rare side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine and spent nearly 14 months in hospitals fighting for his life. The 58-year-old man, who he says had no previous health conditions prior to taking the COVID vaccine, says he will never be the same after being left needing a wheelchair and walking frame to get around the house. The ‘fit and healthy’ father fell sick just days after having his first dose of the vaccine and ended up on a ventilator. The 58-year-old man says he now regrets getting vaccinated against the Coronavirus.
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Mother of a student, who took his own life after bullying about his COVID-19 vaccination status, says the school officials ignored the bullying because her son was white and demands former principal to be fired from his new job

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