Not feeling very sorry for=/= not having any sympathy for.
Assuming this is a vaccine reaction….I do not feel any more or less sympathy for him than I would anyone else who had a serious drug side effect.
*I* am personally feeling frustrated with people who complain about vaccine reactions in this day and age after they got the vaccine. Where is the personal responsibility? Have you (general you) been living under a rock? You do not know that there is a a vaccine controversy? If I took any pharmaceuticals and experienced an undesirable side effect, I would expect some sympathy, but not any hand wringing. I am an adult. I can read the pamphlet insert. Now, if the side effects were hidden, white-washed, etc (which sometimes does happen with vaccines) that is a different story - but this was an educated man. He should have read the potential side effects. If this is possibly a new side effect, well that is too bad, but unknown side effects are a possible reaction to drugs.
Either way, I am not the one who continues to get and advocate vaccines knowing that they cause crap, and that some of this crap is at an unknowable rate (partly do to the outright dismissal of most reports of vaccine reaction as "coincidence!".)
I realise this posts and my previous one may come across as a little harsh to those who have experienced a vaccine reaction. I get that - and do not wish to hurt or offend anyone. I also get that some of these vaccine reactions happened in a different era in some ways. Today, though, the focus needs to shift. It needs to shift towards one of personal and parental responsibility - not simply following what the doctor say and then complaining afterwards when things go wrong. Take responsibility for the decision yourself, and things might still go wrong, but at least you can own your choices.
Well and good for people in Britain and Canada. But try telling all of that to someone in West Virginia. Or Mississippi. Or the U.S. military. Or whose hospital employer's paychecks feed the family. Try telling that to the parent who just humiliatingly detailed his/her intimate beliefs to unelected officials only to have an exemption denied. It gets a little harder to blame someone for owning their choices, don't you think? The right to informed consent isn't to be taken for granted.