A former Detroit news anchor has died a day after receiving a Covid-19 mRNA vaccine. Karen Hudson-Samuels was found dead in her Detroit home by her husband, Cliff Samuels, CBS Detroit reported.
Hudson-Samuels, 68, worked at the country’s first Black-owned television station. She also worked as a producer and news director at WGPR-TV.
“We suspect it may have just been a stroke but because of the normal side effects of the vaccine it may have masked that,” Samuels told the news station.
“Hopefully we’ll know soon from the autopsy report,” he said.
“She was just a beautiful person,” WWJ Reporter Vickie Thomas told WGPR. “It’s such a huge loss for this community,” Thomas said.
Over 1,200 Americans reportedly died within two weeks of receiving Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.
Drene Keyes, 58, died within hours of getting a vaccine at a Virginia facility on Feb. 6.
Keyes’ daughter, Lisa Jones, told WKTR that her mother’s job “made her eligible for the vaccine.”
“Why are we allowing people with underlying conditions to be guinea pigs for a vaccine that is still in clinical trials and emergency use?”