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B.C. man to receive payout after COVID-19 vaccine caused the development of a rare nerve disorder

A BC man still suffering from a COVID vaccine injury is one of the first in Canada to receive a payout from the Vaccine Injury Support Program after developing Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

Soon after receiving his first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, Ross Wightman was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. The symptoms caused by Guillain-Barre Syndrome range from muscle weakness, paralysis, and even death while it attacks the body’s nervous system.

After a year long battle with the government of Canada, Wightman is one of the first people to receive a payout from the Vaccine Injury Support Program after an investigation determined the vaccine is to blame for his new condition.

Wightman shared on social media a copy of the letter he received from the vaccine injury support program.

“Following an assessment of your case, it has been determined by our Medical Review Board that there is a probable causal association between the injury(ies) sustained and the vaccination.”

“Playing soccer with the kids in the yard. My oldest is big into baseball, and one of my favourite things to do is just play catch in the yard, and I can’t do that. That’s hard,” he told CBC

Although he won his case, Wightman is a former pilot as he is unable to return to work because of the injury from the vaccine. He said the money will not fix the “physical, emotional and financial toll” he has endured since the injury.

Wightman took to Facebook to express his frustrations with how covid vaccine injuries have been mostly ignored by doctors and politicians.

“As many of you know I have been one of the first, if not the first person in Canada to have a letter of confirmation regarding my Astra Zeneca vaccine and GBS.” he wrote

“The longer this goes on, the more angry, and completely disheartened I get by the lack of recognition from government officials and doctors that these things are actually happening.”

In other news, in B.C. there is multiple court cases that have been heard in the B.C. supreme court to challenge Dr. Bonnie Henry’s mandatory covid vaccination regime for all provincial workers and how she implemented the vaccine passport. We are still currently waiting for the verdict of all the hearings.

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