But when she told her superiors about the possibility, they just ignored her.
The Nov. 2 roundtable discussion at the Capitol Hill was hosted by Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.
Johnson said the roundtable was part of his effort to hold federal agencies accountable, as well as to encourage officials to be "honest and transparent" about the COVID-19 vaccines. "We all want the pandemic to be over, but ignoring early treatment and implementing policies that do more damage is not the solution," he said.
Testifying under the Military Whistleblower Protection Act, Long said she had grounded three pilots due to COVID-19 vaccine injuries.
Long said two of the pilots she saw in the clinic had chest pain days to weeks after they received COVID-19 vaccines. The pilots were later diagnosed with pericarditis – a condition in which the protective, fluid-filled sac covering the heart (pericardium) becomes inflamed.