Went Down The Wrong Way

at

Yesterday.

Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

Nurse manager Tiffany Dover had been giving a press briefing from CHI Memorial Hospital about her team being among the first to take the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine when, about 17 minutes in, she collapsed and was grabbed by two doctors who were standing nearby.

Nurse faints at press conference after getting COVID-19 vaccine (Washinton Times)

Nurse faints during on live TV minutes after getting coronavirus vaccine (News.com.aus)

Meanwhile…

“We would not at all be surprised to see, coincidentally, vaccination happening and then having someone pass away a short time after they receive a vaccine, not because it has anything to do with the vaccination but just because that’s the place where people at the end of their lives reside.

“One of the things we want to make sure people understand is that they should not be unnecessarily alarmed if there are reports, once we start vaccinating, of someone or multiple people dying within a day or two of their vaccination who are residents of a long-term care facility. That would be something we would expect, as a normal occurrence, because people die frequently in nursing homes.”

Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director of the US Immunization Action Coalition, which is supporting frontline workers who will administer Covid-19 vaccinations.

Why vaccinate our most frail? Odd vote out shows the dilemma (CNN)

50 thoughts on “Went Down The Wrong Way

    1. Brother Barnabas

      I worked with a guy once who’s girlfriend fainted whenever she got upset. made for a really complicated (for him) relationship.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          it was kind of funny. I only met her once at a xmas party. she spent half the night on the floor.

        2. Toe Up

          It’s like the trait of the nurse’s character in Knives Out, where she vomits when she tells a lie.

    2. SOQ

      Would someone who faints when they feel pain not be likely to faint WHEN they feel pain- not 17 minutes later?

      1. Nigel

        AHA! I put t to you, m’sieu, that the fainting was done in the press conference with the vaccine! Inspector, take them away!

  1. eoin

    So the one nurse they decide to interview after her vaccination…..passes out after ten minutes. That’s unfortunate.

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      They’re exactly the type of people that should be involved with testing because only then will they be able to counteract or advise regarding this kind of reaction.

      1. E'Matty

        I just love that she was chosen to be the public face for the vaccination of hospital staff. Just circulating this video widely via Whatsapp right now to further my objective of undermining the vaccination message. Love it!

        1. Rob_G

          The hardest part to believe of all your covid misinformation is the idea what any group of lads would have you in a WhatsApp group.

  2. broadbag

    I’m in the vaccine hesitant camp on this one but TV lights can be very hot, plus the nerves = faint, it wasn’t Bill Gates flicking the off switch.

      1. ReproBertie

        I am no longer allowed donate blood because I pass out every single time. Big veins = quick blood loss = lights out.

  3. Joe

    It was the coffee she had for breakfast!
    People who drink coffee faint!
    Quick ban coffee!!!
    I have asked Santa Claus to bring me a tin foil hat for Christmas :)

  4. Conski

    Cut to: BIll Gates cackling stroking a white cat on his lap
    Wide shot: Earth spinning, fire spreading, Giant dragons, zombie apocalypse, Aliens ripping heads off
    Slow dissolve “Fin?”
    Roll credits

    1. E'Matty

      ah sure, Bill has a little chuckle to himself anytime he speaks to the media about vaccines or the pandemic.It’s like he can’t help himself. He’d have gotten a right laugh off this video, and rightfully so it must be said.

  5. frank

    Moments later Tiffanys head cracked open and a large ‘pupate’ emerged. The organism quickly developed ‘human’ type features and mouthed the words “I AM DOMINION” before squirting a toxic jet of acidic excreta from it’s reproductive crotch gland (located directly below it’s sex gizzard). Tiffany then unfurled her huge leathery wings and defenestrated the media crew before taking to the sky above Chattanooga turning the atmosphere into a burning hell scape.

    Doctors dismissed the incident saying ‘of course there will be side effects’ but they range in spectrum from the harmless to the mildly upsetting, as was the case with Tiffany.

    Her spent human husk was later taken to the hospital chapel where a team of priests were on standby to preform a dark and ancient ritual. None survived.

  6. ( ̄_, ̄ ) AKA Frilly Keane

    Well I won’t be reading too much into this
    no matter how well it gets construed stewed and plated up
    or how many internet miles Samie’oh clocks up

    I’m a fainter myself – even the smell of blood makes me queasy
    I have no stomach at all for medical stuff, or pain, even a child crying makes me shudder
    And its always only in others

    To the point of having to sit outside, in the middle of Winter on the doorstep, with my head between my knees, because the boss – probably not even eight at the time, insisted on watching a compound fracture (pregnant woman so no pain relief) being reset on the Real A & E on one of the Discovery Channels
    Ah look now Mummy …. and the doctor is from Cork……

    Seriously, even when I was working in the Hospitals, when management meetings got heated or I was trying to put the Finance foot down, just to get their way, lads would deliberately start talking about some exceptional high risk surgery or delivery with haemorrhaging, and all sorts of gory stuff. I was always a goner.

    Yet, the now teenager, who wouldn’t blink at being offered a chance to saw a rib cage open, was a regular fainter herself. But in very different conditions, crowded stuffy and noisy rooms always promised an event. Both the Communion and the Confer btw, just for example

    Point being, fainters are going to faint
    Whatever their weak spot is

    shur look at Aiden O’Mahony that time in Croke Park(⊙o⊙)
    and he an All Ireland winning player
    And Dancer with the Stars Champion

    happens to the best of us

      1. V AKA Frilly Keane

        Not great with the meat

        Usually only meat I cook myself
        Or at a pal’s
        And strictly limited to Beef, Chicken, Turkey, some parts of the pig, and all kinds of fish and shellfish (Pretty Much)

        And no cured meat at all
        Like salami n’ chorizo n’ stuff

        Mind you, the Teenager now
        She’d cut off the end of a ring of pudding and ate it
        There and then

        1. Oro

          Its a funny one. The way you can separate things of ‘body’ versus things of ‘food’ in a kind of meat v flesh way. Two sides of the same coin. I’ve been trying to cut back. I used to love a glass of milk until I recently heard it described as a ‘secretion’ and ever since then it’s not the same lol. Humans relationships with animals and the agricultural industry are so full of contradiction.

  7. Jake38

    “I’d much prefer to drown in my own secretions rather than faint so I’ve decided to not have the vaccine.”

    Such a useful post. Thanks BS.

  8. bisted

    …a GP I know told me today that every single patient has asked him and his colleagues the same question…would he take the vaccine…they came up with a stock response to counter the anti-vax message…he would take it in the eye if it was available…

    1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

      Feel like I have reached the part of a race when your brain just switches off but your feet keep moving towards the finish line

      1. benblack

        Too tired to panic?

        You can always faint – just make sure there are enough doctors to catch you from falling.

        Shouldn’t be a problem in TCD – two a penny, I heard.

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