A 17-year-old girl hospitalized with coronavirus said she was targeted by anti-vaccine and conspiracy theorists on social media after urging young people to get vaccinated.
Maisy Evans said she was accused of being a “liar” and a “government paid actress” by online trolls.
The teenager exhibited symptoms such as dizziness, shortness of breath, headache, loss of smell and taste, as well as a Covid-related blood clot on her lung. She tested positive for the virus on August 14, three days after receiving her first Pfizer vaccine.
However, doctors insisted that his illness and blood clot were unrelated to the vaccine.
Evans, from Newport, South Wales, told Sky News: “I have had to deal with a lot of anti-vaxxers and conspiracy theorists which is deeply frustrating.
“I was called a liar, an actress paid by the government to advance certain programs, Satan, a Nazi, evil and many other things.
“It’s totally unwarranted.”
Evans was admitted to hospital on August 25 and after undergoing numerous blood tests, x-rays and CT scans, a Covid-related blood clot was found on her right lung.
The former member of the Welsh Youth Parliament is being treated at Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran.