A Miami Beach doctor who died 16 days after receiving a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in January appears to have died of natural causes, officials say.
An autopsy on Dr. Gregory Michael, 56, has concluded that he died of a complication of immune thrombocytopenia, a condition that prevents blood from clotting and can cause internal bleeding.
There is no medical certainty that the admission had anything to do with the condition, the Florida Department of Health determined in a joint investigation with the CDC, which reviewed samples from the autopsy.
Michael was an obstetrician at Mount Sinai Medical Center when he suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and died on January 4.
He had received the Pfizer injection on December 18, and his wife said at the time that three days later he had had a “strong reaction to the COVID vaccine.”
Blood vessels broke on his feet and hands, prompting him to go to the emergency room, where he was diagnosed.
Two weeks later, despite treatment, he suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and died suddenly.
“To date, millions of people have been vaccinated,” Pfizer spokesman Jerica Pitts told The Post in a statement following Michael’s death.
“And we are closely monitoring all adverse events in people who receive our vaccine.
“It is important to note that serious adverse events, including deaths unrelated to the vaccine, are unfortunately likely to occur at the same rate as in the general population.”
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