TV presenter and reporter Rafael Silva was hospitalized after suffering a cardiac arrest during yesterday’s live news broadcast on TV Alterosa. Silva was covering a news story when he suddenly fainted and collapsed.
The 36-year-old had received his COVID-19 booster shot just a week ago.
Silva, who is the presenter of ‘Jornal das 7‘, appeared to faint while he was going over a news report. The camera quickly cut to some pre-filmed footage while he was attended to.
The 36-year-old was rushed to hospital after the incident where he began showing signs of improvement, according to TV Alterosa producer Kadu Lopes:
“He is responding to the treatment and is moving his hands and feet. This is good, according to doctors.
We still don’t know what happened to Rafael.”
Silva will remain in intensive care and a new set of medical exams will be performed this Tuesday.
Last week, the TV presenter boasted on social media that he had received the COVID booster shot. He posted this tweet on December 28th:
“Long live the Third dose.
I’m sorry for people who don’t have this opportunity.
Vaccines save Lives.”
The incident is another shock to Brazil after Olympic diver Ian Matos died months after his COVID shot and more recently when famous singer Cantor Maurílio passed away due to blood clots just six weeks after having received his second dose of the vaccine.
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