Recently, a baby drowned in three inches of bathwater when her lawyer mother fainted a day after taking AstraZeneca Covid vaccine.
An inquest heard that an infant drowned in three inches of bathwater after her mom fainted 24 hours after taking the AstraZeneca Covid vaccination, reports Daily Mail.
The day after getting the first dosage of the vaccine, lawyer Louise Atkinson passed out while bathing nine-month-old Eleanor, called Ellie.
When her husband James returned home from the dentist, he found his bathroom door shut by his unconscious wife on the floor.
He was shocked to see their infant daughter face down and getting blue in the bath.
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Mr. Atkinson plucked her from the water and grabbed her, waking his wife. He then placed Ellie on the bathroom floor and began CPR while on speakerphone contacting 999.
Mr. Atkinson, a business manager, continued resuscitation efforts until emergency personnel appeared at their £500,000 property in Christchurch, Dorset, six minutes later.
Ellie was evacuated by helicopter to Southampton General Hospital in Hampshire on March 23, 2021, but she died four hours later.
Ellie was immersed for an unknown amount of time before Mr Atkinson discovered her, but it may have been up to 30 minutes.
A post-mortem assessment determined that the cause of death was drowning or inhalation of water ‘on the balance of probabilities.’
Ellie’s death was determined to be a ‘tragic accident’ by police.
They notified Public Health England about Mrs Atkinson’s vaccine response, and received a general report that stated that ‘sleepiness and drowsiness’ was an infrequent side effect.
Ellie was born prematurely at 33 weeks, with a heart condition and feeding issues that caused her to be underweight, according to the Bournemouth inquest.
Mrs Atkinson claimed she had difficulty to eat or sleep in the days leading up to her heart surgery because she was worried about it.
The added burden of organising Covid testing for her and her husband so they could accompany Ellie throughout her ten-day hospital stay was also mentioned at the hearing.
Mrs Atkinson explained that she opted to bathe her daughter because she had been unwell during her morning feed and needed a ‘surgical wash’ before being admitted to the hospital for the procedure.
She started bathing her daughter at 10.30 a.m. on March 23 and stated it usually took 10 to 15 minutes.
Mrs Atkinson revealed at the inquest that Ellie was sitting in a bath seat in three inches of water and that the last thing she remembers is reaching down to scoop her out.
‘I started to pick her up and that’s all I can remember. The next thing I can remember is James shouting and pulling at me,’ an emotional Mrs Atkinson recalled.
Mr. Atkinson, who appeared at the inquest via video link, sobbed as he recounted discovering his wife and daughter at 11.15 a.m.
He said: ‘I walked upstairs and saw the bathroom door was closed, which was unusual. I started to push the door open but I couldn’t open it. I pushed it harder and that’s when I saw Louise on the floor and Ellie in the bath.
‘I forced my way in through the door and picked Ellie out of the bath. I laid Ellie on the floor and started CPR and made a call to the emergency services.
‘I was trying to do two things at once with the speaker phone next to me. I did CPR until the paramedics attended and took over.’
Mrs Atkinson, who works as a senior lawyer for the AA, said fainting was uncommon for her and had only occurred twice before Ellie died, both in her late teens.
She claims she had another blackout the day after her second Oxford-Astrazeneca jab in June 2021, while visiting Ellie’s grave.
A passer-by noticed her fall and rushed to her rescue.
Mrs Atkinson told the inquest that after her second fainting episode, she undertook a seven-day examination, and while no definitive cause was found by doctors, her response to the vaccine was cited as a contributing factor.
She said: ‘I had the Oxford-Astrazeneca Covid vaccine the day before (Ellie died) and looking back I felt strange and not myself.
‘On the day after my second jab in June 2021 I went to see Ellie because she is buried quite near to us and we go every day.
‘I walked there and crouched down by her side and all I can remember after that was a guy helping me.
‘He said he had seen me starting to fall and I was disorientated.
‘I had a seven day assessment and no one has been able to offer a definitive explanation, but the conclusion is that it was a reaction to the vaccine very much based on other circumstances as well.’
Detective Sergeant Phil Read, of Dorset police, said: ‘We concluded it was a tragic accident that Ellie had died of drowning in the bath and potentially there were contributing factors to this.
‘One being the potential adverse effect of the Covid vaccine. Mrs Atkinson had also had a lack of sleep as they were going through a stressful time. She had not eaten and is a slim build.
‘All these factors could have caused her potentially to have stood up to bend down to pick Ellie up and pass out.
‘She had potentially collapsed or fallen unconscious for an extended period of time.’
Brendan Allen, an assistant coroner in Dorset, issued an accidental death ruling. ‘Ellie was having a bath at home supervised by her mother when her mother collapsed and fell unresponsive,’ he said.
‘Ellie was found by her father unresponsive in the bath and the paramedics were called. She was transferred to Southampton Hospital where she died.
‘My conclusion is she died as a consequence of an accident.’