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US's COVID Vaccine Victim 'Wanted' Others to Get Vaccinated, Wife Reveals

Thu 28 Jan 2021 | 06:21 PM
Rana Atef

On Thursday, Rochelle Zook, the wife of the Orange County health worker, who died four days after receiving the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, said that "He believed firmly in vaccines."

She added that her husband, Tim Zook, loved his job and he motivated the others to be vaccinated, asserting “We all agree that everyone should be. … I agree with my husband.”

Regarding his death, Zook highlighted that he started to suffer from pain and breathing issues after receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Two days later, he went into a coma and provided with a ventilator until his death announced.

The news of his death announced by officials in Placer County as they started an investigation around the death of a patient a few days after having his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. T

“Any reports surrounding the cause of death are premature, pending the outcome of the investigation,” the Placer County Sheriff’s Office highlighted last week.

The death of Zook was reported on 9 January, days before he got the second dose of Pfizer vaccine on 5 January.

On the other hand, Pfizer's spokeswoman Sharon Castillo expressed that the company is reviewing the incident.

“Pfizer and BioNTech are aware of this death and are thoroughly reviewing the matter. Our immediate thoughts are with the bereaved family."

She added, “We closely monitor all such events and collect relevant information to share with global regulatory authorities... Serious adverse events, including deaths that are unrelated to the vaccine, are unfortunately likely to occur at a similar rate as they would in the general population.”

Early this month, a number of people died after having Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses around the world.