Carlos Tejada was married and had two children; he spent his career at the Wall Street Journal before joining the New York Times in 2016.
In July 2021, he received a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. He was very thankful to get it, per his Instagram page.
On December 16, in Seoul, South Korea, he received a Moderna COVID-19 booster shot. No clinical trials have ever been conducted to examine the safety or efficacy of mixing various types of these COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
Carlos did not give informed consent, as the consent form was in Korean, a language he could not read. At the time he joked that Omicron should “hit me with your wet snot.”
A day later, he suddenly died of a heart attack.