What's behind Irish media silence on vaccine harm?
Those suffering vaccine injuries deserve recognition
It’s a little over one year now since I lost all my work as a reporter for a national Irish newspaper. It was a work from home gig, full time, freelance, reporting general news. It started in October 2021 and ended abruptly, three months later.
Prior to the closing of the courts in 2020, I was reporting on inquests at Dublin Coroner’s Court (freelance). It was clear to me from the start, that the reportage on covid 19 was, not quite right.
Being let go was not entirely unexpected. I’d hoped I could break through the strange code of silence around covid 19 vaccine safety. There had been a disagreement with a news editor when I pitched the story of a medical student in Waterford, who had a serious injury post vaccine and required help.
This young lady had been vocal on social media about her situation. Some days she couldn’t walk.
“I do not want antivax stories in my newspaper,” was the editor’s reply.
It was nearing the end of 2021. The vaccine roll out was complete. The booster campaign was ramping up.
We had a back and forth, myself and the editor.