The COVID World post date: August 26th, 2021
SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES – A 45-year-old journalist was rushed to hospital 25 days after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Denham Hitchcock, a Channel 7 News reporter, got his shot on or around August 1st. He was then later hospitalized after suffering pins and needles in his arm, a racing heart and dizziness. He was diagnosed with pericarditis as a result of the vaccine.
The reporter spoke from his hospital bed after being diagnosed with inflammation of the pericardium — a sac-like structure with two thin layers of tissue that surround the heart to hold it in place and help it work. A small amount of fluid keeps the layers separate so there’s less friction between them as the heart beats.
A common symptom of pericarditis is chest pain, caused by the sac’s layers becoming inflamed and possibly rubbing against the heart. It may feel like pain from a heart attack.
Hitchcock made the decision to share his story because “as a journalist, it would be hypocritical not to.”
He took to social media and posted this on Instagram:
UPDATE (September 7th): Hitchcock posted this video on Instagram in which he talks about his current health situation:
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