Transcription – English – April Crocker

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April Crocker:
I'm here to talk about my experience with the Moderna vaccines and the experience I've had with the health care system. That's where I decided to put the focus today. I took two Moderna vaccines. The last one was back in July of 2021. A couple of weeks later, I developed a dull, aching pain in the back of my left hamstring. I also had a weakness in my leg. I noticed when I was walking across the floor that my gait would be off my legs, seemed kind of lazy and it would just kind of almost swing out to the side a little. At the time, I didn't really think very much of it because I wasn't really afraid of the vaccines. So it was around early August when I started to wake up to the tyranny in the government. That was my first sort of wake up and I started going to demonstrations in Calgary and I started hearing about things like the various data, which I'd never heard about before. I started hearing about the term vaccine injury, which I didn't even really know was a thing. To be honest, I didn't know what a vaccine injury was. So, I became really worried when I heard about the AstraZeneca blood clots that were happening. I went to the emergency room about four or five times over the next several months. I've had countless tests done. Every test has come back normal. Every single test that I've had up until this point has come back normal. The response from the emergency room doctors were always the Moderna injection is 100% safe.

April Crocker:
There's nothing to worry about. It's just your body that's breaking down. Go see a physiotherapist. So I went to see a physiotherapist and I paid a ton of money out of pocket. They didn't notice anything really strange, so they just gave me some strengthening exercises and some stretches. What I did notice was that when I do the exercises, I have a tremendous amount of lactic acid build up in my left leg. It takes several days for my leg to recover. I started seeing a GP. My regular GP was away for school, so I started seeing a GP and she did an ultrasound. It came back fine, she did bloodwork, it showed normal. And I still I really wasn't sure, you know, what was going on. But I was really frightened. And around that time a nurse friend told me about Ivermectin and I started doing a lot of my own research. And I found out that at that point back in October, there were about 27 randomized controlled trials, and I think at least one meta analysis, if not two at that point, showing the safety and efficacy of ivermectin for the prevention and treatment of COVID. And I didn't really believe what I was hearing about the fact that doctors would not prescribe it to you. After reviewing the evidence myself, to the best of my ability and listening to what these censored experts were saying, I decided to test out the theory and asked my doctor what she thought about Ivermectin.

April Crocker:
So one of the first appointments that I had with her regarding the vaccine injury, I asked her if she had reviewed the randomized controlled trials on ivermectin for the treatment of COVID, and she said that she didn't have time. And I was really frustrated because I said I thought that we were in the middle of a global crisis. I think, you know, pardon me, it's not my place to say this to a doctor, but I don't accept that. And furthermore, I'd like you to prescribe me ivermectin. And she said, I can't prescribe it to you. So I had several other appointments with that doctor. I think the next time I talked to her, I was convinced I wanted Ivermectin, because at that point this was medicine. I realized like, this pain is not going away. It spread up into my lower abdomen. I couldn't sleep on my left side. I could only sleep on my right side. I was in so much pain. And I told her, you know, around the wintertime, it was very clear that the third injection was becoming very, very pressing. And I was terrified because I just felt like I was going to lose my job if I didn't get the third injection. So I said, can you can we talk about an exemption? And she said, I can't write you an exemption. And I said, Well, can you prescribe me ivermectin? And I told her that I was willing to, on my own dime, get a contract drawn up from a lawyer to absolve her of any responsibility and to absolve the College of Physicians and Surgeons of any responsibility in the small chance where I would get hurt.

April Crocker:
And she just deflected and said, Let's talk about it next time. And I said, No, you know, if if you don't prescribe me the safe medicine, then I'm going to be forced to purchase it on the black market. And that could be, you know, that I could get hurt, that, you know, that could be a drug. It could be poison, for heaven's sake. And she said, If you decide to go that route, let me know how it goes. Sorry. My mind kind of draws a blank sometimes. About five or six months into my experience with that GP, I asked her, I found out about the adverse event reporting system that aAEFI adverse event following immunization. Through my unvaccinated friends, they were where I got so much support from and I asked my doctor, Did you report my injury toAEFI? And she kind of jumped and said, Oh no, I guess I should do that. So she did because I pushed her too. And when the nurse phoned from AEFI, I was on a wait list for neurology and my regular GP had come back and she said that she couldn't write me an exemption either, that it would have to be up to the neurologist based on what they found for us other neurologists. The nurse from AEFI phoned and I mean at that point my faith in the allopathic medicine system was really damaged.

April Crocker:
And it's not like I felt before. When you get a doctor's call, it was like, oh, this, you know, grateful, sort of relaxed, warm and fuzzy feeling like you were going to be taking care of. I knew something. I knew it wasn't going to be a good call, but it was one of the worst things that the worst experiences I've ever had with the health care system. What she said was she I asked her what my doctor had reported and she said that I had vaccine anxiety. So like many people here, you know, my symptoms are being chalked up to it's in my head. And in addition, she actually didn't report my symptoms correctly. She said I had numbness and tingling when I never reported that. I've always reported pain and weakness. I had other symptoms that went away. I had really bad visual hallucinations where I had to pull over for a couple of hours. I couldn't drive. And I was I was so dizzy for about a week. I almost fell over every time I stood up, the nurse said. I told her I was hoping to get an exemption so that I can continue working. She said regardless of what the neurologist says, you will not be getting an exemption. And furthermore, HHS recommends that you get the booster. So. It took me a long time, a long time to process that. And I was an absolute mess. You know, it just became really clear to me, like there's one it's one thing to be indifferent to someone's health as a GP or as a health care provider.

April Crocker:
It's another thing to what I felt was. You're putting me in harm's way. People have died from these vaccines. We know that definitively right now. And they told me as someone who went to them with symptoms to go ahead and get another. And I said, well, what about natural immunity? Why are we not talking about natural immunity? And the nurse said, Oh, yes, natural immunity is the best and it's better than the vaccine. And I said, Well, I just had COVID. Why didn't you ask me that? And she she didn't really know what to say. I mean, this was such a confusing and hard experience, and she wanted me to keep following up with her, and I just never wanted to speak with her again. I keep getting phone calls from the immunization department with HHS telling me to get a booster. I mean, this is really psychologically abusive at the time. Right now, it's just ridiculous. I just want to make a few other points about some things I experienced with the health care system. When the initial Pfizer data started to come out for that three month period towards the end of December and into early 2021, where 42,000 and some odd adverse events were reported to them, and that included over 1200 deaths. I brought this information into the doctor who was filling in, who I was seeing for most of the time.

April Crocker:
And I said, Have you seen the Pfizer data? And I'm not sure if she said yes or no. I can't remember. But she wanted to see the document that I had on my phone. And I said, look at these 42,000 adverse events that were reported to them in this time frame. And look at the list of conditions. They were just a handful that were listed at that point. The you know, the rest of the documentation has come out since then, most of it. And I said, did you see the number of deaths that were reported? And she scroll down and she saw it and she said, Oh my God, that's a lot. And that was it. Know, I was sent away again. The next appointment that I had was with my regular GP and the first thing that she said to me was, you know, I'm really sorry that you're having this experience with Moderna, but Pfizer is a much better vaccine. So there's clearly no communication between these two doctors. Even though I'm going through this torture. I don't think that's a strong word really of trying, first of all, being so freaked out because it's like I'm trying to play doctor and it's not my place and it's not my responsibility, but it's become my responsibility. And right now, I'm at the last time I saw the doctor, I went in there again. I have a prescription for Gabapentin now. And the first thing she asked me was, have you had a tetanus shot recently? Have you had an HPV vaccine? Would you like a flu shot? I'm dealing with so much trauma from the last two shots that I had.

April Crocker:
It's just incredibly insensitive. And when I ask her, I said, you know, we're a year into this now and I'm still in pain. Nothing has changed. You know, my leg still gets weak. What's going on. And she says, I don't know. And that's it. That's the extent of it. Yeah. So that's that's the bulk of my experience. You know, my injury is not compared to what I'm hearing here is not severe, you know, fortunate in the way that I can still get through my work. However, I can't stand up for as long as I used to without having to sit down, without being in pain. You know, there's a lot of just a lot of uncertainty about what this is going to mean in the future. I'm not a person probably like many of our panelists, who is very well supported financially. I was just kind of coming into the stride of my life with all sorts of beautiful ideas and entrepreneurial ideas, and I'm still going to do my best to to live the best life that I can. But this has been an incredible setback, to say the least. My medical bills are probably up around like seven, seven or 8000 now, just trying to seek help paying for MRIs because I didn't want to wait six months to get one.

Trish Wood:
Well, I think.

April Crocker:
Just losing.

Trish Wood:
Sorry. I was just going to say that I think your your evidence about the the way you were treated by the doctors, too, is just off the charts absurd. Does the panel have a quick. One question, maybe. Yeah.

Dr. Susan Natsheh :
April, thank you. Thank you very much for your testimony. I just quickly, did you did any of the doctors explain to you why they didn't feel like they could give you a prescription for repurposed drugs like ivermectin or a medical exemption?

April Crocker:
No. The only thing that they said in terms of ivermectin was that the college was not recommending it. And that that was it. It was just case closed. When I, when I, when I asked for an exemption from my GP, the only bit of evidence information I got was people like to sue doctors. And I said, Do you mean me? I don't have the means to sue if I wanted to. And she said, No, not you. So that to me implied that she's afraid of losing her license because of the college, not because of her patient.

Trish Wood:
Thank you.

Preston Manning:
I don't really have a question, but just compliment you on your telling of your story. I don't want to jump ahead as to what the final conclusions or activities of this panel will be. But I think partly it involves getting these stories together in a form and taking them to some people that are in a position to do something and just saying, what about this? And I'm not going to leave your office until I get an answer. And your story and half the stories we've heard today are just excellent ammunition for those kinds of visits. So thank you very much.

April Crocker:
Thank you. I was just wondering if I could say one more thing. Yep.

Trish Wood:
Go quickly. Yeah.

April Crocker:
I have. I started with the help of some friends in Calgary, a group for vaccine injured, and I just wanted to plant a seed in the minds of any vaccine injured people here in the US, they've got a group called React 19, which is 12,000 vaccine injured, strong. And I really think that as vaccine injured people, we need to come together in Canada at a provincial level and at an international level. So I know the the people at the Canadian COVID Care Alliance that invited me here have my contact information. And I'd be very, very happy to connect with anybody who's going through this nightmare.

Trish Wood:
Thank you very much. Thanks so much. By.

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