Boosted WaPo Reporter Diagnosed with Colon Cancer at 40
The Washington Post’s gaming reporter Gene Park seems to have received at least three injections of synthetic mRNA so far.
get your booster too I’m getting mine this week finally
— Gene Park (@GenePark) December 26, 2021
Park received his second shot on May 18, 2021.
2nd shot done! The @InovaHealth clinics in Northern Virginia have thousands of vaccines and appointments available. It’s a lovely facility too. Please sign up there if you still need and it’s nearby! https://t.co/jp9hJ8lxYp pic.twitter.com/gtwa5TNcJ8
— Gene Park (@GenePark) May 18, 2021
The 40-year-old had COVID in December 2021.
Most men are told to go in for colonoscopies at age 45, so getting bowel cancer at the age of 40 is considered by doctors to be early.
Park is scheduled to start chemotherapy in the middle of the month.
Below are a few of his tweets last year about the mRNA shots.
im going to wear a tux to my vaccine appointment
— Gene Park (@GenePark) April 23, 2021
vaccine appointment is monday so we'll see what my hate mutates into then. maybe some optimism finally? lol
— Gene Park (@GenePark) April 21, 2021
fully vaccinated today, 2 weeks over, which is great! but also struggled with insomnia all weekend and im exhausted hahahahhaa pic.twitter.com/unA6x8tc49
— Gene Park (@GenePark) June 1, 2021
Jack hopes you have a wonderful weekend and that you get your vaccine appointment soon pic.twitter.com/mDf1IkjayD
— Gene Park (@GenePark) March 19, 2021
yep if i take stock of where i am mentally compared to a year ago, it's much better now because i'm vaxxed and feel safer to be a little more free. that's been ok (so far lol)
— Gene Park (@GenePark) August 8, 2021
JOURNOS WHO’VE DIED UNEXPECTEDLY SINCE FEBRUARY 2021
In April 2022, the deputy foreign editor of The Irish Times, David McKechnie, died at 45.
In February 2022, WPXI reporter Kimberly Easton died at 56 from a heart attack.
In December 2021, Carlos Tejada, the deputy Asia editor of The New York Times, died of a heart attack a day after receiving his Moderna booster. He was 49.
In November 2021, Petra Mayer, books editor at NPR, died suddenly from a pulmonary embolism. She was 46.
Also in November 2021, WEMU Detroit reporter and radio host Lisa Barry died unexpectely from heart complications. She was 62.
In June 2021, journalist Ayesha Faines suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction. She was 35.
In May 2021, BBC presenter Lisa Shaw died due to complications from the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. She was 44.
In April 2021, MSNBC analyst Midwin Charles died unexpectedly at age 47.
Also in April 2021, journalist Rohit Sardana passed away from a heart attack. He was 41.
In February 2021, WNBC New York reporter Katherine Creag died unexpectedly at 47 within days of receiving a COVID shot.
Also in February 2021, ESPN baseball reporter Pedro Gomez died from a sudden cardiac arrest at age 58.
Also in February 2021, NFL reporter Terez Paylor passed away unexpectedly at the age of 37.
for transparency, i got covid after i was double vaxxed, not boosted. of course i wish i got boosted but life circumstances (apartment eviction) stopped me from getting it in time. it's now been two months since my infection and i'm sicker than i've ever been in life. https://t.co/YmXMmpTdHr
— Gene Park (@GenePark) February 15, 2022