“It all just happened so fast. My skin peeled off,” Richard explained. “It was stinging, burning, and itching.
“Whenever I bent my arms or legs, like the inside of my knee, it was very painful where the skin was swollen and was rubbing against itself.”
Richard spent five days in hospital, where the medics diagnosed him with a rare reaction to the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine.
Dr Fnu Nutan, a dermatologist at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center in Richmond – where Richard was treated – commented on the incident.