Victoria coroner looks into if the Moderna Covid vaccination is connected to the death of young Natalie Boyce

Moderna’s lawyers appeared before the Coroners Court in Melbourne on Wednesday 17th April sine a Victorian coroner is looking into the possibility that the Moderna vaccine contributed to the heart inflammation that killed Natalie Boyce, after having had her third Covid-19 vaccination.

“The court was told she received her third dose of Covid vaccine on February 18, 2022, which was the Moderna mRNA vaccine”.

She went to the doctor about a week later after vomiting for five days, experiencing excruciating agony, and briefly losing consciousness. Ms. Boyce visited a hospital and a medical center in the ensuing weeks as her symptoms of nausea, pain, and fainting persisted. She arrived at Mulgrave Private Hospital on March 5th, complaining of dyspnea and chest pain. After being admitted to The Alfred, she was diagnosed with fulminant myocarditis.

The 21-year-old’s health worsened following surgery to remove a clot, and she later experienced a heart attack during an MRI. She was pronounced dead on March 27 after failing to resuscitate herself. After conducting a post-mortem on Ms. Boyce, a forensic pathologist concluded that the cause of death was an acute myocarditis infarction. The autopsy concluded that “vaccine-related myocarditis cannot be excluded, given the close proximity in time due to vaccine.”

However, the study also said that a post-mortem diagnosis was not possible.

Moderna hired its own cardiologist in February of this year to give the court an expert opinion.

The court was informed by assisting attorney Jessika Syrjanen that there were differences between Moderna’s cardiologist’s report and Ms. Boyce’s cause of death and medical care prior to her passing away, but she did not elaborate on how.

I seek clarification from Moderna’s legal representatives today as to Moderna’s current position and whether that has changed.’

“Moderna’s lawyer Jesse Rudd said he could not give instant clarification on the company’s position” stating that ‘that’s the first I’ve heard of it’ while asking for time to seek advice.

“All parties were given eight weeks to read through Moderna’s report and consider their positions.”

“The case will return on July 17 for mention before Coroner Catherine Fitzgerald.”

“Ms Boyce’s mother Deborah Hamilton shared her heartbreak at a Senate committee hearing into a bill looking to protect unvaccinated workers last May.

She said the strict rules in Victoria around Covid meant she could not be with her daughter in hospital when she needed her the most.”

‘What was the point of being vaccinated when I was still banned from supporting my child in hospital?’ Ms Hamilton said. 

‘I have text messages still in my phone from her pleading for me to come and be with her … this still haunts me today and probably will for the rest of my life.’

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