Did Jean Yip Hairdresser Die From COVID-19 Booster Dose?
Posted by Dr. Adrian Wong
Did a Jean Yip hairdresser die from his COVID-19 vaccine booster dose?
Take a look at this new viral claim from Singapore, and find out what the facts really are!
Claim : Jean Yip Hairdresser Died From COVID-19 Booster Dose!
People have been sharing this viral message on WhatsApp, claiming that a Jean Yip hairdresser died recently from his COVID-19 vaccine booster dose, after just 5 days!
English translation :
Hair Stylist from Jean Yip Beauty Group of Companies died after 3rd booster… On Saturday he took the 3rd booster jab, he felt unwell but continues his duty.
And the following week (Wednesday) he felt not right and was admitted to the hospital and his condition turned for the worse.
He DIED on Thursday from the Booster shot.
Watch the media news yesterday and he is FULLY VACCINATED and NO underlying medical condition according to media news yesterday still under investigation.
Truth : Jean Yip Hairdresser Did Not Die From COVID-19 Booster Dose!
This is yet another example of COVID-19 fake news designed to scare people from getting vaccinated against the coronavirus. Here are the reasons why…
Fact #1 : Kent Lim Was A Jean Yip Salon Manager
The man in question – Kent Lim Lian Seng – is a 54 year-old Malaysian hairdresser who managed two Jean Yip salons at Kovan and Raffles Place.
Fact #2 : Kent Passed Away 12 Days After His Booster Dose
The fake news claimed that Kent passed away 5 days after receiving his booster dose. That’s completely FALSE.
The truth is – he passed away 12 days after his booster dose.
Fact #3 : He Was Well Until 11 Days After His Booster Dose
Like the first two doses of any COVID-19 vaccine, the side effects of the booster dose is seen in the first 2-3 days.
Kent was apparently well, until he felt ill 11 days after his booster dose. This makes it very unlikely that his illness had anything to do with the booster dose.
Here is the known sequence of events according to Lianhe Wanbao,
- Kent Lim got his booster shot on 9 October, 2021
- At around 4 PM on 20 October, he asked to return home for a rest, saying that he had “physical discomfort“.
- He passed away in a hospital in Singapore after seeking treatment, on 21 October 2021.
- The hospital contacted Kent’s wife in Johor Bahru, to inform her about his death.
- His wife then informed Dawn Yip, the CEO of the Jean Yip Group
Fact #5 : No Evidence His Death Had Anything To Do With Vaccine
Dawn Yip said that the post is false and misleading. She pointed out that it got the details wrong, confirming that Kent died 12 days, not 5 days, after receiving his booster dose.
She also said that, “There was nothing unusual about him. We are not doctors, nor have we checked his medical records, so it is difficult to draw any conclusions, but there is indeed no evidence that he died from the third dose of the vaccine“.