Two days later, she was found dead.
Acevedo, who worked in the pediatrics department at the Portuguese Institute of Oncology in Porto, Portugal, didn't show any sign of adverse reaction from the vaccine before her death.
Abilio Acevedo, Acevedo's father, was puzzled by her sudden passing. He was quoted by The Daily Mail saying that his daughter never drank alcohol, never ate anything out of the ordinary and was in perfect health. “I want to know what caused my daughter's death,” he said.
Many people around the world want to find out the cause of Acevedo's death, as well.
A mother of two, Acevedo enjoyed dinner with her family on New Year's Eve before traveling to see her boyfriend, who found her body on Jan. 1.
Her daughter, Vania Figueiredo, posted on Facebook two photos of herself, her mother and a family dog. The pictures were taken Dec. 24 and 26, 2020.
“When these two pictures were taken I was in your lap, and I didn't even imagine I was going to lose you,” she wrote. “You were so well, so healthy, so cheerful, so happy … and I was so warm with you. You will always remain the best mom in the world no matter where you are.”
Acevedo was one of the 538 health professionals to receive the first of two shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, but experts seemed quick to rule out vaccination side effects as the cause of her death.
She was vaccinated at the Portuguese Institute of Oncology, which received the first batch of vaccines on Dec. 28, 2020. The Pfizer vaccine had only received emergency use authorization from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and was produced with a less extensive testing regime than usual. There were earlier reports of four elderly deaths in three countries following the administration of the Pfizer vaccine.
The institute said in a statement: "With regards to the sudden death of an operational assistant from the Porto IPO on Jan. 1, 2021, the Board of Directors confirms the event and expresses sincere regret to family and friends in the certainty that this loss is also felt here. The explanation of the cause if the death will follow the usual procedures in these circumstances."
Some people have seen it coming.
“It has begun. The deaths have begun,” said Vera Sharav, founder of Alliance for Human Research Protection. “Everyone who gets any of these vaccines is partaking in a vast medical experiment, unbeknownst to them. The vaccines so-called – really they are a novel form of genetic manipulation – have not been tested for safety or efficacy … It is profoundly worrying.” (Related: Global pattern of vaccine injury, death and deception haunts humanity.)
But there are also staunch vaccine defenders claiming that there is still no proof anybody has died from any COVID-19 vaccine. Celebrity-singer Selena Gomez recently called out Facebook, saying that the social media network is responsible for “thousands of deaths” for allowing “disinformation” – meaning “lies about COVID and vaccines” – to be spread on the social networking site.
"Scientific disinformation has and will cost lives. @Facebook said they don’t allow lies about COVID and vaccines to be spread on their platforms," Gomez said in a tweet.
Facebook already said before that it will take down COVID-19 vaccine "falsehoods" completely if the claims were discredited or contradicted by health organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “This is another way that we are applying our policy to remove misinformation about the virus that could lead to imminent physical harm,” the company said in a blog post. “This could include false claims about the safety, efficacy, ingredients or side effects of the vaccines.”
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