The Curious Case of Maddie de Garay
Pfizer, the FDA, and a blatant cover-up hidden in plain sight.
For those who are unaware of this story, on June 28, 2021, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson hosted a hearing for those claiming to have experienced adverse COVID vaccine reactions. He was dutifully chastised by CNN. At this hearing, we hear Stephanie de Garay (31:30) describe her daughter Maddie’s situation. Here are the important bits:
Maddie, 12 years old at the time, was enrolled in Pfizer’s clinical trials for 12-15 year-olds. She received her second dose on January 20, 2021.
Maddie felt pain at the injection site immediately after receiving the second dose, and over the subsequent 24 hours, she developed “severe abdominal and chest pain”, “shocks” running through her neck and spine, and “extreme pain” in fingers and toes.
Over the course of 2.5 months, these symptoms progressively worsened. Maddie also developed a host of additional symptoms which ultimately resulted in her requiring a wheelchair and nasal feeding tube.
In between January and June 2021, Maddie had been admitted to the ER nine times, for a total of two months .
Now, there are two possibilities here. Let’s breakdown which is more likely. Stephanie de Garay could be telling the truth in which case Pfizer has lied in its reporting of these clinical trials:
This would also implicate the FDA due to their failure to report, given their guidance on serious adverse event reporting includes unsolicited reports “irrespective of attribution to vaccination”.
The other possibility is that Stephanie de Garay is lying. Firstly, this would make her a psychopath or a strange type of anti-vaxxer who signs her children up for clinical vaccine trials. Luckily her LinkedIn is still active, and by searching through her pre-COVID activity, we can see neither of these are likely:
Her activity consists of hundreds more like this, mostly engineering related (as she is an engineer) and slightly left-leaning stuff, implying she’s a pretty normal working mom.
Secondly, this would mean that Maddie de Garay is faking her condition. While this is hardly believable, if you’re still skeptical, remember that by June 2021, she had already been admitted to the ER 9 times, spending a total of 2 months hospitalized with none of the medical staff or Pfizer representatives claiming her condition was faked:
In fact, the physicians reported Maddie’s condition as a neurological disorder, attributing it to anxiety. Her mother claims she has never had anxiety, and it’s extremely unlikely that it would be fear-induced when you consider Maddie accepted her first injection without issues. Even if anxiety was the cause, failing to report this in VAERS is a violation of the law applying to COVID vaccine reporting, which emphasizes that adverse events resulting in hospitalization must be reported “regardless of causality”. This law went into effect prior to Maddie’s injection. One would think the FDA, which promised to continue monitoring the children enrolled in this trial, ought to apply an even stronger level of caution for clinical trials than VAERS guidelines.
Lastly, there is not a single Snopes, Politifact, Reuters “fact-check” article debunking Stephanie’s claims. Given that Stephanie appeared on Tucker Carlson, the story certainly has enough notoriety to lure in one of these fact-checkers. When a couple farcical tweets about Biden making the “OK” hand sign warranted “debunking” by Reuters, I think Maddie’s story is fair game. Crickets from these outlets is further evidence of the story’s validity.
In conclusion, I see no way that Stephanie is lying. Also, I see no way this condition developed coincidentally, given Maddie described the pain beginning immediately after injection in her arm then quickly working its way to her abdomen, neck, spine, and fingers. I see one possibility: Pfizer (and likely the FDA) has engaged in one of the most flagrant cover-ups of our time. Undoubtedly, Maddie’s story, had it been heard, may have changed much of the divisive political discourse we now take for granted. Perhaps personal choices to forgo the vaccine would have been respected. Perhaps we would not be forcing school children to vaccinate or face expulsion.
Remember, there were 1131 children in Maddie’s group who received the Pfizer vaccine. Let’s hope Maddie’s reaction is not as common as 1 in 1131. However, it is difficult to have confidence in Public Health’s reassurances when, according to Stephanie, neither they nor Pfizer have run further tests on Maddie, even after thorough email and telephone correspondence.
Lastly, one of the creepier tangents of this story… TikTok has banned Maddie from their platform. According to her mother, Maddie did not post anything vaccine related and yet she has been persistently banned each time she makes a new account. How are these corporate decisions made? I genuinely want to know what that discussion looks like behind the scenes at TikTok, clearly being familiar enough with Maddie’s story to recognize and ban her. Who gave this directive and why? Then there are the “fact-checkers” who wilfully ignored this story. I’m inclined to give these companies the benefit of the doubt and assume they are crusading to reduce vaccine hesitancy, but it’s still creepy.
We live in strange times.
Stephanie stated this in an interview on Rumble.com which has since been taken down.
Thank you for this well written article. I also noticed the 'fact checkers' have (wisely) largely avoided trying to discredit this family with respect to questioning their veracity.
I watched a long interview with Stephanie and assessed her as direct and truthful. She publicly stated there was blood in the urine and Maddie's fingers were white and cold to the touch; these are objective symptoms that surely would have been recorded during Maddie's hospitalisations.
The white fingertips speak to endothelial dysfunction, the root cause of autoimmune conditions (which usually start in the gut due to barrier disruption) and I recall reading an article in the Lancet which was critical of Pfizer for not considering their drug could cause autoimmune conditions.
The tactic I believe the "fact checkers" are using is deflecting the blame onto the family for enrolling Maddie in a clinical trial. This makes me wonder if there were other children who experienced severe adverse effects that have been censored whose parents are keeping quiet because they can see the vilification of the de Garay family?
Its awful what this child is now going thru, but elephant in the room some don't want to bring up is why the parents signed her up for an experimental trial for a cold that has a 99.8% recovery rate. I understand at this point what's done is done, but still shaking my head at the lack of parental wisdom here.