Isabelli Borges Valentim: 16-year-old Brazilian Girl Develops Blood Clots, Dead Eight Days After First Pfizer mRNA Injection
By The COVID Blog
Ms. Isabelli Borges Valentim
BRAZIL — A 16-year-old girl is dead as authorities ramp up efforts to dismiss her death as sheer coincidence.
Ms. Isabelli Borges Valentim, also spelled “Isabelle” by some Brazilian media, received her first Pfizer mRNA injection on August 25, according to regional newspaper Diário do Grande ABC. Her lifelong dream was visiting Disneyland in Florida. She received the injection because she planned to fulfill that dream this year, and the injections are required for international travel.
The adverse effects came quickly. Ms. Valentim suffered dizziness, severe headaches, shortness of breath and extreme fatigue the next day. Her condition progressively worsened over the next several days, as she also started feeling “tingling sensations” throughout her entire body.
Cristiane Borges, Isabelli’s mother, took her only child to Hospital Coração de Jesus on August 29. But doctors said her condition was all psychological and just in her head. Right before being discharged, Isabelli collapsed and lost consciousness. That’s what it took for doctors to take her condition seriously. She was immediately transferred to Vida’s Maternity Hospital in São Paulo.
Doctors immediately diagnosed her with life-threatening hypoxemia. Isabelli’s blood oxygen levels were at 30%. Levels below 88% are cause for concern, according to Banner Health. Doctors recommended immediate blood transfusions consisting of eight bags of blood. But Isabelli’s had a seizure before they could get started and was transferred to the intensive care unit. Doctors could not revive her over the next 36 hours.
Isabelli passed away on September 2.