The COVID World post date: October 2nd, 2021
TREPUZZI, LECCE – A 13-year-old Italian girl has died less than 24 hours after receiving her second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Arianna, a high school student, got her shot on September 30th and fell ill shortly afterward. The 13-year-old was rushed to hospital where she died hours after being admitted. Lecce’s Public Prosecutor Office is expected to open an investigation into her sudden death.
The tragic news of Arianna’s death began to circulate in Trepuzzi on Friday morning, throwing the entire community into despair. Mayor Guiseppi Taurino said:
“Everyone feels pain when a community loses a young life.
There are no words to describe the pain of the parents who have to bury their child. The country must gather around the victim’s family and make their solidarity and affection felt, as well as towards the girl’s schoolmates and friends, among whom there is great pain because of this sudden death.”
The mayor announced that the city is in mourning:
13-year-old Arianna who studied at ‘Banzi’ scientific high school, got her second shot on the morning of September 30th. She returned home but fell ill that night around 04:00 am and was then rushed to the emergency room of Vito Fazzi Hospital where she, despite the ‘best efforts’ of doctors to save her, died.
An autopsy will be performed by Dr. Giovanni Serio, head of Vito Fazzi Hospital, and coroner Alberto Tortorella to clarify whether there is a causal relationship between the administration of the Pfizer vaccine and her sudden cardiac arrest less than 24 hours later.
The funeral of Arianna was initially scheduled for this morning but has been postponed to allow the autopsy to take place.
This is the second tragedy to hit Italy in two weeks, this after the death of 14-year-old Majda El Razak who entered into a comatose state just two days after she received the Pfizer vaccine. Her case is being investigated for manslaughter.
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