Ms Dubois, 39, suffered a “serious thrombotic episode” and a "very rare" grume after being given the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab in Paphos, Cyprus on May 6.The model's heartbroken dad Tony said the family had been "living the dream" in Cyprus, where the ex-RAF officer has lived with Stephanie's mum, Brigitte, since retiring to a village outside Paphos a decade ago.
Stephanie had divided her time between the island and therefore the UK, and had spent much of the pandemic together with her beloved parents in Cyprus.Pambos Charalambos, the owner of 1 of the couple's favourite restaurants, described the family as "lovely, outgoing" people.
A senior operational logistics executive within the air force, Tony has always been a lively member of Paphos' vibrant ex-pat community as has Brigitte."They're lovely, outgoing people and Stephanie is gorgeous ," he told The Sun Online.
"I had no idea this had happened to her. She was very sweet, very polite. After leaving the military Tony had worked for years in Saudi Arabia ."The whole family loved Cyprus. They're excellent friends but i have never seen them for an extended time because we've had three lockdowns in Cyprus and i have had to stay the taverna closed."
Just 12 days after her jab, Ms Dubois shared what would be her final Facebook post - an image of her bruised arm.She wrote: "Done being ill now… Couple more tests today! PS - I still don’t like needles - feeling tired."
Charalambos Charilaou, Cypriot health service spokesman, said that her death would be investigated by the ecu Medicines Agency (EMA).But it's not been confirmed yet if her death is linked to the Covid jab.
On May 14 she was taken to hospital with breathing problems. She wrote: “Woke up feeling fine then within an hour I had full body shakes, all my joints seized and that i was struggling to breathe and was cold to the bone with a persistent headache and dizziness.
“Mum and pop came to seem after me and took me for a Covid test, which thankfully was negative . . . but it still doesn’t explain what the matter is. Maybe I’m having a protracted reaction to my Covid jab last week.”
By May 19 she had slipped into a coma and “was not expected to return out of it”, consistent with Andrew Powers, a friend.Local media reported that she had suffered a brain haemorrhage and died on Saturday afternoon.Health officials at Cyprus’s main state hospital within the capital, Nicosia, said that she had no underlying health conditions.
Head of the pharmaceutical services at the ministry of health, Elena Panayiotopoulou, said it's going to never be clear what killed Stephanie."We may never make certain that her death is linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine," she told The Sun Online.
"What she suffered is extremely , very rare, although we do know that thrombosis cytopenia syndrome also can be suffered by people that haven't had the vaccine."A lot of further investigation must be conducted to ascertain if there's any correlation between the 2 incidents."We have sent all our findings to the ecu Medicines Agency who will make that assessment... and that they may never make a conclusion supported one incident, which suggests we may never know if there's any link."
In March, Cyprus suspended AstraZeneca shots pending a review by the EMA.Germany, France and other EU member states followed suit but re-introduced the jab on March 18.Only two people in Cyprus developed blood clots after the AstraZeneca vaccination. Both had underlying health issues and neither died.In April, the EMA confirmed that the advantages of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine continued to outweigh the danger of side effects.
While England’s deputy chief medic Professor Jonathan Van-Tam has previously described the blood clots as "vanishingly rare" but "quite serious".The same quite blood coagulation cases are seen in Europe.And there are cases within the US after having the Johnson & Johnson vaccine - which uses an equivalent technology because the AZ jab but isn't getting used in Europe or the united kingdom .