Carlos Tejada was an editor for the New York Times.
He created and published a video about receiving his third booster shot.
But within 24 hours of receiving the booster and publishing the video online, Tejada died from a heart attack.
The news was confirmed by Tejada’s own wife, who posted on his social media platforms to make the announcement.
Watch Tejada’s booster video below:
⚠️NYT EDITOR MAKES VIDEO ABOUT TAKING HIS 3RD BOOSTER & DIES THE SAME DAY OF A HEART ATTACK pic.twitter.com/Nl5OSqFkOX
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No matter your views on the vaccine, we can all agree that this is tragic.
Our condolences go to the Tejada family.
The National Pulse confirms this tragic development:
Carlos Tejada, a New York Times Deputy Asia Editor, has died at the age of 49. He suffered a heart attack less than a day after posting to social media that he had received a Moderna booster vaccination.
Tejada, who worked in part on the paper’s COVID-19 coverage, was married with two children. He had worked at the Wall Street Journal prior to moving to the Times, where he worked for almost five years.
According to Tejada’s own Instagram page, he was grateful to receive the mRNA/LNP booster while in Seoul, South Korea. Tejada originally received the Johnson & Johnson DNA/AAV COVID-19 vaccination in July 2021. Less than a day after receiving his Moderna booster on December 17th, Tejada died of a heart attack. The news was shared via Tejada’s social media by his wife Nora the following morning. The Times confirmed his death on December 22nd.
Former NY Times journalist Alex Berenson reported on his Substack that Tejada did not give informed consent to receive the booster shot, as the consent form was written in Korea and Tejada did not read Korean.
On his social media, Tejada joked that Omicron could “hit [him] with your wet snot,” before going on to say, “all I had to do was fill out this form in a language I cant read. Translation software tells me I now belong to the BTS army.”
Tejada was a well-respected journalist in the industry.
But here’s where things get interesting.
Virtually no mainstream media outlet has made the connection between the 3rd booster and the heart attack.
In fact, most reporting hasn’t even mentioned COVID or the vaccine and their apparent role in Tejada’s death.
— Perri Chase (@perribc) December 26, 2021
NY Times editor Carlos Tejada gets 3rd booster, makes video referring to unvaxd as “pricks” then dies of heart attack in less than 24hrs of the shot. pic.twitter.com/jsxOYMoxgf
— Stephanie 💜 (@findtruthinside) January 3, 2022
@CRTejada died within a day or two of getting boosted. A real person I know. One case is enough for me to take pause, but there are others whom I don't know. Also know 2 miscarriage stories right after jab literally days, one of them had extra complications
— No V Mandates (@lizblayz) January 8, 2022
Whenever a journalist died from mysterious circumstances, it’s common for the media to report on it.
However, the media has appeared to intentionally avoid mentioning the vaccine and Tejada.
Here’s how the New York Times made the announcement:
Carlos Tejada, the deputy Asia editor of The New York Times, who helped shape coverage of the global Covid-19 crisis in 2021 that won a Pulitzer Prize, died on Friday at a hospital in Seoul. He was 49.
His wife, Nora Tejada, said the cause was a heart attack.
Mr. Tejada was the China news editor for The Wall Street Journal when The Times hired him in 2016 to be its Asia business editor. He was named deputy Asia editor last year, originally based in Hong Kong.
That year he contributed to The Times’s Pulitzer-winning coverage of the Covid-19 crisis, editing an article about how China had censored online news and opinion about the coronavirus early in the pandemic. The Pulitzer board cited it among others in awarding The Times the prize for public service.
Mr. Tejada was also part of an editing team on a series of articles, about China’s repression of Muslims, that was a finalist for the Pulitzer in international reporting in 2020. And he helped edit The Times’s global coverage of the pandemic that was a finalist for the international reporting prize this year.
Mr. Tejada, who was deputy to Adrienne Carter, the Asia editor, was one of the first Times staff members to move from Hong Kong to Seoul in 2020 after pressure from the Chinese government, which had passed a sweeping national security law, made it important to extend and diversify the Asia newsroom’s operation.
“He and Adrienne were partners in keeping it all together,” Ellen Pollock, The Times’s business editor, said in a telephone interview. “It was an incredibly fraught period.”
Mr. Tejada was known for his deft hand as an articles editor. “He could make even the most complicated story sing,” Ms. Carter said in an email. “He would regularly print out long, gnarly 4,000-word drafts, taping each page together vertically. It could stretch for seven or eight feet. He would then masterfully deconstruct and reconstruct the story, to help his reporters work through their next version.”
The average age of a FIRST heart attack is 65.0 years for men.
For women, it increases to 71.8 years old.
Tejada was only 49.
While heart disease can happen at any age, many observers are noting the shocking timing of the 3rd booster and the heart attack.
What do you think?
Is it coincidence?
Or is it reason for concern?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.