Boy’s Death in Ireland Three Weeks After Getting Pfizer mRNA COVID…

The death of 14-year-old boy in Achill Island, Ireland three weeks after he received a dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s Comirnaty messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 shot has been termed a “significant public concern” by the county coroner. A local court has submitted a request for information from Pfizer on the side effects of the pharmaceutical product the teenager received as part of a planned legal investigation into the case.1 2 3 4 5

The child, Joseph McGinty, was administered the mRNA COVID shot on Aug. 20, 2021. According to the court, soon afterward he began to suffer “significant medical deterioration.”1 3 4 5

McGinty was taken to a hospital on Sept. 1 and released the following day. He returned to the hospital on Sept. 8 for a follow-on examination, but his health continued to decline. Five days later, he died at home. According to the coroner, Pat O’Connor:

The circumstances of Joseph McGinty’s death is that COVID vaccination was administered to him; that there appears to have been either a reaction or a significant change in his medical circumstances following the administration of the vaccine and that subsequently, unfortunately, Master McGinty died.”1 4 5

“Considerable Investigation” Into Pfizer’s Comirnaty Shot and Its Effects Planned, But May Take Years

The court hearing requires “considerable investigation into the vaccine, the effects of the vaccine and also the effects of the vaccine on Master McGinty,” O’Connor said. The case could take “months or possibly years to conclude its findings.”1 3 4 5

“We would perceive there to be a concern for public health and safety and potential for recurrence in two circumstances,” said Rita Kilroy of Lavelle Bourke Solicitors, the attorney representing McGinty’s family in the case.1 4 She added:

The deceased’s death occurred on September 13, 2021. He had received the COVID vaccine on August 20, 2021 and in those circumstances, coroner, we would perceive that there would be a concern arising there that we would require the safety guidelines and so forth relating to that Pfizer vaccine to be available to the coroner and for there to be an inquiry into the circumstances in that regard.1 4

In response to the court hearing on the case, Ireland’s medicines regulatory agency, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), issued a statement on Nov. 21 describing the COVID shots as “safe and effective.”3


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