A Miami Beach doctor who died 16 days after receiving a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in January appears to have expired for natural reasons, officials say.
An autopsy of Dr. Gregory Michael, 56, has concluded that he died of complications from immune thrombocytopenia, a condition that prevents blood from clotting and can cause internal bleeding.
There is no medical certainty that the shot had anything to do with the condition, the Florida Department of Health has determined in a joint study with the CDC, which reviewed samples from the autopsy.
Michael was OB-GYN at Mount Sinai Medical Center when he suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and died on January 4th.
He had received the Pfizer shot on December 1
Blood vessels broke on his feet and hands and caused him to go to the emergency room where he was diagnosed with the condition.
Two weeks later, and despite treatment, he suffered a bleeding stroke and died suddenly.
“To date, millions of people have been vaccinated,” Pfizer spokeswoman Jerica Pitts told The Post in a statement after Michael’s death.
“And we closely monitor all side effects in people who receive our vaccine.
“It is important to note that serious adverse reactions, including non-vaccine-related deaths, are likely to occur at a similar rate as in the general population.”
With mail cables.