A ‘”HEALTHY” single mom with no pre-existing medical conditions has died four days after she received he second dose of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine.
Kassidi Kurill, 39, suddenly passed away on February 5 after she complained to her parents that “her heart was racing and she felt like she needed to get to the emergency room”.
Kurill’s father, Alfred Hawley said she was seemingly healthy like a “horse” and her daughter had no known underlying health issue. According to Hawley, Kurill’s condition worsened on Tuesday, February 2—just a day after taking the second shot.
The father of the woman said that Kurill was drinking fluids but not urinating and developed a headache, as well as nausea. On Wednesday, February 3, she felt a little better but the next day her heart began racing. Later, Hawley took her to the hospital.
“When I took her to the emergency room, she had her makeup on and false eyelashes on. I mean she wasn’t going to go not put together,” said her father.
Suddenly Kurill started to vomit and doctors immediately conducted some blood tests. According to Hawley, she became less coherent. On Thursday, February 4 she was transported to Trauma Center in Murray for a liver transplant. Doctors tried to stabilize her for the surgical procedure but her condition deteriorated. On Friday morning, February 5 she was unable to talk.
“They were trying to get her to a point where she was stable enough for a liver transplant. And they just could not get her stable. She got worse and worse throughout the day. And at nine o’clock, she passed,” said Kurill’s father.
A spokesman for the Utah Department of Health on Tuesday said that they did not find evidence that the vaccine contributed to the patient’s death. Utah health officials also stressed that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
Dr. Erik Christensen, Utah’s chief medical examiner, said proving vaccine injury as a cause of death is “very hard to demonstrate.” An official autopsy report can only report vaccine as the cause of a death if the patient had suffered from an immediate case of anaphylaxis.
“Short of that, it would be difficult for us to definitively say this is the vaccine,” Christensen said.