U.S Army Admits Covid Shot Caused Soldier’s Heart Failure

U.S Army Admits Covid Shot Caused Soldier’s Heart Failure

The United States Army has admitted that an American soldier suffered heart failure as a direct consequence of receiving a mandated Covid mRNA injection.

24-year-old Army National Guard Specialist Karoline Stancik is lucky to be alive after suffering a Covid shot-induced heart attack.

After receiving her second dose of the Moderna mRNA shot, Stancik suffered three heart attacks and a stroke.

The young woman has now been forced to have a pacemaker fitted.

Stancik developed a headache, sinus problems, cough, and chest pain after her first dose.

After her second dose a month later, she developed intense adverse reactions.

Stancik suffered a high heart rate, dizziness, neuropathic pain, and difficulty breathing.

It was shortly after the second injection that she suffered her first heart attack.

Stancik told her story during an interview with American journalist and former CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge.

Herridge also sat down with veteran advocate Jeremy Sorenson from USJAG, an organization that defends the rights of injured service members.

Stancik told Herridge and NewsNation’s Chris Cuomo that she did not have any heart conditions before receiving the Covid mRNA shot under the Department of Defense’s Covid vaccine mandate in 2021.

She has since been diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, according to a US Army memo.

The official memo ties the vaccine to the syndrome.

Some 17,000 soldiers refused the shots, flouting Democrat President Joe Biden’s mandate.

The pushback against the Biden administration’s mandate came with the support of many conservatives who agreed with their concerns over the pace at which it was produced.

The military eventually reversed the rule in January 2023.

In Stancik’s documents, military officials note a link between the Covid mRNA injection and the “debilitating heart condition.”

Doctors have fought that narrative, insisting that the condition was only worsened by the vaccine among individuals who already had pre-existing conditions.

“The only thing that would have changed was the Covid vaccine, and that’s when everything flipped upside down for me,” Stancik told Herridge in a sit-down interview posted to X.

“It felt like [a] burning sensation throughout my whole body,” she shared, noting that she also felt extreme chest pain.

“It felt like a balloon was building up in my chest.”

As she suffered through these symptoms, Stancik said she was released from active duty in 2022 – costing her her medical benefits and her salary.

“I was neglected, and the medical care that I needed to get was not happening,” she said.

Stancik claims she then spent three weeks driving around the country trying to get medical care as she continued to suffer.

At times, she said, the effects were so debilitating that she even considered suicide.

“She was discarded as trash,” USJAG Veterans Advocate Jeremy Sorenson told Herridge.

She did not get her medical benefits back until October 2023, when the US Army ruled that she was injured in the line of duty, Herridge reports.

In the meantime, she said she racked up more than $70,000 in medical debt.

“I have had three heart attacks, a mini-stroke and I am now getting a pacemaker,” Stancik said.

However, Sorenson said Stancik’s case is not unique.

Sorenson notes that her case represents a larger trend of the Department of Defense removing benefits for injured soldiers as a cost-saving measure.

“They have the money,” said Sorenson.

“They choose to spend the money on other things.

“The Department of Defense chooses to spend its money not on its people, not on injured servicemembers, they have other priorities.”

He also suggested that other servicemembers may have suffered adverse reactions to the Covid shots.

“The leadership in the Defense Department did not want to address that – and still does not want to address- that maybe we hurt our own people with the vaccine mandate,” he said.

Now, Stancik and Sorenson say they hope her case will help other servicemembers who suffered side effects of the Covid injection get the benefits they need.

At the same time, Stancik denies that she is spreading anti-vaccine propaganda, noting: “My story, my health, is my own.”


In a statement to Herridge, a U.S. Army spokesperson reportedly said that Stancik could have remained on active duty while receiving treatment.

However, Stancik denied ever being counseled on that option.

In a statement responding to Herridge’s report, a Virginia National Guard spokesman also said it is focused on “making sure Spc. Stancik has the information and resources she needs to continue to work through her medical situation.

“Since January 2024, the VaARNG G1 Personnel Directorate has dedicated one of their most senior officers who checks in with Spc. Stancik multiple times each week to ensure pay, benefits, and any other concerns are resolved as quickly as possible,” spokesman Alfred Puryear said.

“The VaARNG G1 Personnel Directorate has worked closely with U.S. Army Human Resources Command, the U.S. Army G1, and the National Guard Bureau to ensure SPC Stancik’s medical treatment has been expedited since the LOD was approved in November 2023.”

He added that the Virginia National Guard Personnel Directorate has coordinated directly with the National Guard Bureau and Department of the Army “to facilitate an expedited Army Board of Corrections for Military Records to address Spc. Stancik’s concerns regarding backdated orders and whether her condition warranted continued orders.”

“The team will continue to prioritize assisting Spc. Stancik as she works through the process to address her medical situation.”