Oyogist has learned that an American hospital has rejected a patient for a heart transplant because he refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The man Identified as DJ Ferguson, 31, has spent almost 50 days in hospital, and is now in end-stage heart failure and needs a transplant to survive.
But Brigham and Women’s Hospital policy had insisted that he is no longer eligible because he hasn’t received a coronavirus vaccination.
According to DJ Ferguson’s family, he had refused to take the vaccine over fears that the vaccine could cause his heart to swell, and put him at “extremely high risk of sudden death”.
“We’re being pressured to choose a shot that could kill him. This is not just a political issue,” they added.