A doctor has called out a pair of influencers for ‘discouraging their followers from getting the Covid vaccine’ after suffering rare side effects from the jab.
Canberra Instagrammer Tash and her friend recently suffered rare illnesses suspected to be linked to their jab and spent several days in hospital, regularly sharing updates to their followers.
But former GP Dr Michael Mrozinski has questioned why the pair failed to mention the medical team who looked after them in hospital.
‘I’m not going to get in to the ins and outs of this and whether it’s true or not because it’s important for people who have adverse reactions to come forward,’ he said in a .
While referencing a post made by one of the influencers, Dr Mrozinski noted that she was cleared of having any blood clots and was discharged from hospital.
Canberra Instagrammers Tash (left) and her friend (right) recently suffered rare illnesses suspected to be linked to their Pfizer vaccine and spent several days in hospital, regularly sharing updates to their followers
‘Instead of saying thank you to the hospital, ”thank you to the staff for checking me out completely, making sure I was OK”, she posted this on Instagram, trying to discourage people from getting the vaccine,’ he continued.
‘Doesn’t sit right with me.’
Both Tash and her friend received their first jab on October 20 and said ‘everything went down hill from there’.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Tash said she was released from hospital on Monday.
‘I have personally thanked (the hospital staff) multiple times, even ask the doctors and nurses who looked after me, for helping me and giving me answers,’ she said.
‘The fact that I didn’t state that in my post and I’m being bullied for it is sickening.It doesn’t phase me cause I know my truth and my whole experience.
‘The hate doesn’t really affect me. I’m strong and won’t be silenced.’
The pair shared regular updates to their followers, posting clips of them side by side in hospital and holding hands.
One photo shows them standing in a hospital bathroom covered in ECG pads.
They have both hit back at trolls who accused them of ‘lying’ about their conditions to get followers.
Former Melbourne GP Dr Michael Mrozinski has questioned why the influencers didn’t thank the medical staff who looked after them
Others have pointed out that in one photo they were both holding a vape.
Tash said the photo of her with the vape was taken when they first arrived at hospital.
‘I used to vape, that was when I first got to hospital and still had all my belongings,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
Meanwhile her friend wrote in an earlier Instagram post that within a few days of getting vaccinated she was rushed to hospital after suffering severe abdominal pain, sweats, chest pain and tingles in her arms and legs.
She had a series of tests done which all came back clear and she was discharged.
‘Two days later I was admitted again as I knew something was not right, I know my body and knew that there was something wrong,’ she wrote on Instagram over the weekend.
‘More and more tests were done and was told I had blood clots through my body, thankfully after 382992 blood tests, ultrasounds, more ECG scans and CT scans there were no blood clots and I was discharged yet again.
‘However they still ”don’t know what’s wrong with me” as all my symptoms were ”unrelated” to the jab but we all know it was from it.
‘I am one of the lucky ones that didn’t get too much damage however, I have read that many stories of other people going through the same thing and not ending up as lucky as me.
‘Instead of saying thank you to the hospital, ”thank you to the staff for checking me out completely, making sure I was OK”, she posted this on Instagram, trying to discourage people from getting the vaccine,’ the doctor said.
‘More people need to start speaking up and in times like this we need to be there for each other even though there are some people that do no agree and have other opinions (which is fine!).’
Tash experienced similar pain and was also rushed to hospital within a few days of receiving her vaccination.
She said on her first stint at hospital, she was told she had an inflamed lung and was sent home to recover as it would heal on its own.
‘My pain continued at home, I was distressed in pain didn’t want to leave my bed, cried for days.My sister was sick of seeing me and (my friend who was experiencing the same) and pushed us to go back to emergency so we did,’ she wrote in a post on the weekend.
‘I’ve had multiple tests done, heart ultrasounds, lung and heart CT scans, countless blood tests, a drip in each arm, aanbieding tv 32 inch full hd an internal ultrasound!
‘I’ve been told I had a blood clot under my left lung, I have inflamed lungs still, the lining of my heart is also inflamed my muscles are beyond stiff and sore.
‘Last night was the worse night my blood pressure had dropped to 43/37.’
She said the medical staff told her it was a reaction to her vaccine and that while she sat in hospital she’d seen ‘ten’ others come in with similar symptoms.
‘What is it going to take for the government to realise this is doing more damage than good?’ she wrote.
‘I never wanted the jab in the first place it was get it or lose my job.When are we going to have rights back to our own bodies? When is this going to end?
‘I need to spread awareness as I wouldn’t even wish this on my worst nightmare.’
Speaking about the hate both she and her friend have received, Tash said there was no reason for her to make it up.
‘Why would I be getting jabbed multiple times a day, crying, being depressed all for a follow?’ Tash wrote.
‘Every single thing I’ve said is the truth, I was in hospital for four f**king nights …I nearly ended up in ICU and people think this is a joke?’