Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Memorial Hospital is the hospital where Tiffany Lashae Pontes Dover, 30, works or worked as a nurse manager. The rumor claiming that she is dead is still alive.
Dover was one of the six medical staff members who received the new coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine from Pfizer on December 17, 2020. Around 17 minutes after getting the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, she fainted while speaking to the media.
Shortly after, Dover recovered and told the media people that she has a condition called Vasovagal Syncope. After this, nothing was heard of her.
Vaccine supporters and doubters alike took to social media to ask about Dover’s condition days after her vaccination. She did not reply to any of the inquiries making people speculate that she has died.
While some of those who were asking were merely nosy, others were genuinely concerned about Dover’s condition disregarding the dispute about the effectiveness of the vaccine. If she is truly alive, she just ignored all the questions and concerns about her.
Whether that is Dover’s choice or she is forced to keep quiet is still a mystery. Unfortunately, antivaxxers are using her silence as a proof that the vaccine is dangerous.
To calm people down, CHI Memorial Hospital took to Twitter on December 20, 2020 to confirm that Dover is alive. The statement was not enough to convince people so the hospital released a 21-second video with 21 people wearing face masks.
The video starts with a woman who appears to be Dover. Instead of answering questions, it resulted to more questions.
Is she really Dover? Is she a body double wearing a face mask?
After the speculation claiming that Dover is dead is another disturbing speculation. CHI Memorial Hospital is being accused of using one of their employees as a body double for Dover.
The suspected body double is Amber Lynn Dietz Honea, 30, a critical care unit (CCU)/ intensive case unit (ICU) nurse at CHI Memorial Hospital. She was also born in 1990 just like Dover.
Forget about the nosy people. Forget about those who are debating about the effectiveness of the vaccine. Consider the people who are genuinely concerned about the condition of a nurse who is also a mother of two.
This is a lose-lose situation for CHI Memorial Hospital. If Dover died after her vaccination, whether or not it was caused by her vaccination, shame on them for not telling the truth. If she is still alive, shame on them for messing with the minds of the people by not giving an unquestionable proof that the nurse is not dead.