Country music star John Rich has lashed out at Pfizer amid unsubstantiated rumors that Jamie Foxx was left “paralyzed and blind” by a COVID-19 vaccine.
In early April, it was revealed that Oscar-winning Ray star Foxx, 55, had been hospitalized after an unspecified “medical complication.” Following weeks of hypothesis, his daughter, Corinne Foxx, shared in a press release that he was out of the hospital and “recuperating” however his well being standing stays unknown.
After TMZ reported that the display screen star’s kinfolk have been noticed visiting him in a Chicago bodily rehabilitation facility, on May 30 podcast host and gossip columnist A.J. Benza claimed to know precisely what occurred to Foxx, citing his supply as “somebody in the room.”
Appearing on the Ask Dr. Drew podcast, Benza stated: “Jamie had a blood clot in his brain after he got the shot. He did not want the shot, but the movie he was on, he was pressured to get it. The blood clot in the brain caused him at that point to be partially paralyzed and blind.”
The declare has been truth checked by Newsweek, and was discovered to be wholly unverified, however the rumor has nonetheless gone viral on-line with quite a few respected Twitter customers circulating it.
Amid the continued hypothesis, Turning Point USA co-founder Charlie Kirk opined on the rumor, writing on Twitter: “Those of us who spoke against the mRNA shot were attacked in every imaginable way. I am infuriated a decent person like Jamie Foxx fell victim to Big Pharma because a movie set is still dumb enough to mandate their cash cow clot shot.”
While this has not been confirmed, a number of media shops have reported that Foxx suffered a stroke on the set of his upcoming film, Back in Action.
Hollywood’s necessary on-set vaccination protocols didn’t finish till May 12, in accordance with Variety, which means it’s potential that Foxx would have needed to get a COVID-19 shot to proceed working in movie and TV. It has not been reported whether or not he acquired a vaccination, not to mention what sort of vaccine he could have acquired.
Musician Rich, who’s a part of the group Big & Rich, responded to Kirk’s post: “Jamie Foxx should sue Pfizer…oh that’s right, never mind. They have immunity from all the damages they’ve caused. This story is happening all over the country and no one is doing a damn thing about it. This is the definition of crimes against humanity. Pray for Jamie.”
The posts mirror how Foxx has grow to be a figurehead of the anti-vax motion, with quite a few conservative commentators utilizing the rumors as obvious proof of their claims in regards to the COVID vaccines.
Pharmaceutical corporations are protected against legal responsibility relating to COVID-19 vaccines. If somebody has an allergic response or falls unwell after having one of many vaccines, they’ll petition to obtain compensation from the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP).
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which additionally falls below the jurisdiction of HHS, has a greater report of offering compensation to individuals who declare harm from a vaccine than CICP however covers vaccines for illnesses similar to polio and seasonal influenza, not COVID-19.
Multiple medical journals, have stated that, whereas that is extraordinarily uncommon, some COVID-19 vaccinations may cause blood clots. By distinction, Yale Medicine means that researchers have “seen a strong association between blood clots and COVID-19 infection itself.”
Yale Medicine has reported that the AstraZeneca-Oxford and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been related to a barely elevated danger of growing blood clots, however COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, like these from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, weren’t recognized to have any such negative effects.
The authorities’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System stated that of about 18 million those who obtained the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, there have been 60 circumstances of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (a clotting dysfunction) reported, and 9 individuals died.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is not out there within the United States, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While Foxx’s present situation stays publicly unknown, a thank-you observe was posted on the actor’s Instagram account on May 3, reportedly three weeks after he fell unwell.
“Appreciate all the love!!! Feeling blessed,” learn the put up.
Newsweek has reached out to representatives of Foxx by way of electronic mail for remark.