X-ray worker who was ‘so excited’ to get Covid vaccine dies days after ‘severe reaction’
Tim Zook, 60, an X-ray technologist at South Coast Global Medical Center in Santa Ana, California, had
been looking forward to receiving his jab on January 5.
His colleagues walked him to the emergency room at South Coast Global Medical Center, with Zook’s wife
Rochelle texting him to ask: ‘Should I be worried?’
He answered ‘No. Absolutely not.’ Zook also told Rochelle that he didn’t think his symptoms were related to
the Pfizer vaccine. But Rochelle now fears the injections may have caused her husband’s untimely death.
She explained: ‘We are not blaming any pharmaceutical company. My husband loved what he did.
He worked in hospitals for 36-and-a-half years. He believed in vaccines. I’m sure he would take that vaccine
again, and he’d want the public to take it.
‘But when someone gets symptoms two-and-a-half hours after a vaccine, that’s a reaction.
What else could have happened? ‘We would like the public to know what happened to Tim, so he didn’t die
in vain. Severe reactions are rare.
In reality, Covid is a much more deadly force than reactions from the potential vaccine itself.’
Rochelle added: ‘The message is, be safe, take the vaccine — but the officials need to do more research.
We need to know the cause. The vaccines need to be as safe as possible. Every life matters.’
After Tim’s initial illness, he was suspected of suffering from Covid, as well as congestive heart failure.
Multiple Covid tests came back negative, with Zook given oxygen. He was put on a ventilator around 36 hours
later and transferred to the University of California Irvine Medical Center for specialist treatment.