Florida doctor dies two weeks after receiving COVID vaccine

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A Florida doctor has died more than two weeks after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine – although the question of whether the gunshot played a role remains under investigation.

Dr Gregory Michael, 56, OB-GYN at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, died Monday after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke, the Palm Beach Post reported.

The medical episode was reportedly caused by a lack of platelets, the outlet reported.

Michael received the Pfizer vaccine on December 18 and then experienced a “strong reaction,” according to his wife, Heidi Neckelmann.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Neckelmann said Michael went to hospital three days later with spots on his skin indicating he may have been bleeding internally.

She said doctors determined he had a low platelet count, which they tried to find to no avail.

“Experts from all over the country were involved in his care. No matter what they did, the platelet count refused to increase, ”she wrote.

Neckelmann said he was “conscious and energetic the whole way” until the disease caused him to suffer a stroke, which killed him in “a matter of minutes.”

The Florida Department of Health said Miami forensic pathologists are leading the investigation – and will provide their findings to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Pfizer, which developed the vaccine, said it would launch its own investigation into his death.

“We are actively investigating this case, but at this time we do not believe there is a direct link to the vaccine,” the company said in a statement.

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