The New York Times got some sad news as one of its editors has died. But what many people found intriguing about his demise is that it happened precisely one day after he received his COVID-19 booster shot.
Carlos Tejada, the deputy Asia editor for the Times, dies in a hospital in Seoul, Korea a day after he posted to Instagram about getting his booster shot.
“Double-vaxxed. Janssen-fueled, Moderna-boosted. Hey, Omicron: Hit me with your wet snot,” he said in the caption of the picture.
“All I had to do was fill out this form in a language I can’t read. Translation software tells me I now belong to the BTS Army,” he said.
The BTS Army is a reference to the fans of the South Korean K-pop group BTS.
Alex Berenson, who used to be a health editor for The Times and who has now been labeled by “The Atlantic” as “the pandemic’s wrongest man,” said that Tejada shared on Instagram in July that he had received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine before getting the Moderna booster.
“No clinical trials have ever been conducted to examine the safety or efficacy of mixing various types of these vaccines, and Carlos did not give informed consent, as the consent form was in Korean, a language he could not read,” he said.
“RIP Carlos Tejada,” he said. “If this does not wake the Times nothing will.”
There is no evidence that the booster played a role in the death of Tejada but the fact that he had the booster 24 hours prior to his death was left out of the obituary in The Times, which shows that the media does not even want to have a conversation discussing what the effects could be for some people.
“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,” it said.
“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,” it said.
“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,” it said.
Again, we do not know if the vaccine played a role in his death but the fact that The Times did not even mention it speaks volumes about the control of information and the narrative.
49-year-old NY Times editor Carlos Tejada died of a heart attack 24 hours after a Moderna mix-and-match booster. Instead of investigating and seeking justice, NYT omits this fact in his obit, the media looks the other way & his colleagues ignore it. https://t.co/aroLo9Ptq2 pic.twitter.com/E8o3clT6i8
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) December 27, 2021
“49-year-old NY Times editor Carlos Tejada died of a heart attack 24 hours after a Moderna mix-and-match booster. Instead of investigating and seeking justice, NYT omits this fact in his obit, the media looks the other way & his colleagues ignore it,” Max Blumenthal, the editor of Grayzone News, said.