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Daughter of Johnson & Johnson exec on COVID-19 vaccine dies suddenly after seizures

A tragic incident occurred earlier this month when the young daughter of a Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine executive died suddenly after suffering a seizure.

10-year-old Kelsey Corinne Morand suffered a life-threatening brain injury after a seizure on July 3, according to her family.

“Our 10-year-old daughter Kelsey Morand passed away unexpectedly on July 3, 2023,” says a fundraising in memory of Kelsey who sought to improve children’s services at a local soup kitchen. “He suffered a brain injury caused by a seizure and the result was too severe.”

A family friend wrote in a Facebook post that the girl was “in the pediatric ICU after an extreme seizure yesterday that caused her to lay flat for 20 minutes. She has been intubated and continues to have seizures.

Facebook screenshots that have been circulating on social media reveal that Mike, Kelsey’s father, held a senior position at Johnson & Johnson and was instrumental in the development of the Covid-19 vaccine.

“Friends: I wanted to share a little thank you,” reads a post dated Oct. 16, 2020. “I just started a new role at Johnson & Johnson as director of channel strategy for vaccines. The first goal is to support the successful launch of our COVID vaccine, and I’m extremely proud to play a small role in this unprecedented challenge.”

A tragic Facebook update from Morand earlier this month noted that Kelsey had “died unexpectedly.”

It is not clear if the boy had received a vaccine against Covid-19 or if the seizures he suffered were somehow related to a vaccination.

October 2021 began Johnson & Johnson driving Phase 2 trials of Covid shots for teens aged 12-17, but FDA last month revoked J&J’s emergency use authorization, effectively halting the company’s Covid vaccine program.

Although not based on mRNA, J&J’s one-dose jab at Covid came under scrutiny after reports was causing blood clots in patients.



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