A Mother’s Anguish: “I Knew…That The Shot Had Killed Him.”

“I knew, while I was standing in the emergency room at mount Sinai on 59 th street that the shot had killed him. Benjamin sent us a screenshot with his card and lot number at 4 pm on 03/13/21. He said he had a terrible headache. We were calling and calling him to go to the ER and he refused. He said it was normal. I was screaming into the phone that it wasn’t. He suffered horribly. It wasn’t like he just went to bed and didn’t wake up. We were on the phone with 911 while they were doing CPR in his apt and we were on the road into the city. The doctors didn’t even know what VAERS was. We had to beg for the autopsy and the results for 6 months.”

—Pamela Everett Goodman


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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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