New York Times Deputy Asia Editor Carlos Tejada has died from a heart attack less than 24 hours after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 booster. Tejada, who had worked at the Wall Street Journal prior to moving to the New York Times, received the booster shot on December 17th.
Tejada’s wife shared the news on December 18th that her husband had tragically died of a heart-related issue:
“This is Carlos’s wife, Nora. It’s with deepest sorrow that I have to share with you that Carlos passed away last night of a heart attack.“
I’ve lost my best friend and our kids lost a truly great dad. I will be off social media for a while.”
An obituary by The New York Times explained how Tejada had “helped shape coverage of the global COVID-19 crisis that won a Pulitzer Prize.” However, The NY Times made no reference to him having received the Moderna booster just hours before his premature death.
The father-of-two was first vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in July and posted a picture along with this message to Instagram:
Tejada, who lived in South Korea, got the Moderna booster shot on December 17th but without informed consent, as the consent form was written in Korean which he couldn’t read as he posted on the day of his death:
“All I had to do was fill out this form in a language I can’t read.”
Former NY Times journalist Alex Berenson wrote after Tejada’s death:
“RIP Carlos Tejada, Dec. 7, 1972 – Dec. 17, 2021. If this does not wake the Times [up] nothing will.”
Mr. Tejada leaves behind his wife and two children who you can support on GoFundMe.