The recent incident involving Canadian journalist Jessica Robb sparked vaccine fears online. Robb was covering a location for Canadian news channel CTV, on January 8, Sunday, when she began stuttering and repeating her words amidst a conversation with her host Nahreman Issa.
The clip went viral on the internet, in which Robb can be seen having difficulty speaking. Robb then apologizes for the interruption to Issa. Issa then interrupts Robb and says “okay, we’ll get back to you and make sure you’re okay Jessica.” Issa added that the channel will keep the viewers updated about Robb’s health.
After this incident, Robb tweeted about her health, updating people that she has been taking rest and feeling better since. The channel CTV also commented about her health.
Robb’s tweets have been made private after anti-vaxxers on social media started attributing her stroke on air to her vaccination status. Robb updated her Twitter followers in April of last year that she had been vaccinated thrice. The users saw this as an attempt to conceal Robb’s condition from the public, which they believe is the consequence of Covid Vaccines.
“Young Canadian reporter Jessica Robb is slurring her words and appears to be having a stroke on live TV tonight. She has since tweeted that she is doing well, previously sharing in April 2022 that she was “very happy to be triple vaccinated,” said a user by the name @KanekoaTheGreat, who claims to be an independent journalist in their bio.
“Young female reporter, Jessica Robb has a medical episode live on air. She posted on her Facebook page that she has been vaccinated three times,” says another verified user @DiedSuddenly.
Robb posted a photo of her positive PCR report, and captioned it: “Feeling very lucky to be vaxxed x3 & that I started isolating as soon as symptoms started.”