- They Suffered Myocarditis After COVID-19 Vaccination. Years Later, Some Still Haven’t Recovered.
by Zachary Stieber, Lia Onely, https://www.theepochtimes.com/
Under pressure from the military and his mother, Jacob Cohen was feeling increasingly cornered. Mr. Cohen did not want to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. He knew the shots had not been available for long. He was worried about their safety.
While Mr. Cohen initially resisted receiving a shot, he faced restrictions such as being forced to remain on base while vaccinated soldiers left. He was also pressured by military commanders, who scheduled a vaccination appointment for him and contacted his mother as part of a multipronged campaign.
“They told me, ‘Come on. It’s your mother. She’s crying. She’s worried. What wouldn’t you do for her?'” Mr. Cohen, who asked to be identified by a pseudonym because of concern about repercussions for going public, told The Epoch Times. “I didn’t want to take the vaccine. I didn’t believe in it,” he said. But he wanted to appease his mother. “I would do anything for her.”
Mr. Cohen received his first shot, manufactured by Pfizer, on Sept. 22, 2021. He was 21. Two weeks later, he was awakened by a sharp pain at 3 a.m. “I felt like my heart was trying to get out of my chest,” Mr. Cohen said. The soldier has felt pain before. “I never felt something like this,” he said.