THE wife of a»healthy» doctor who died of a blood disorder 16 days after getting jabbed with the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is certain it was triggered by the shot.
Heidi Neckelmann opened up about the death of Dr Gregory Michael, 56, in a lengthy Facebook post on Tuesday night.
Michael received the coronavirus vaccine on December 18 and experienced adverse side effects just days later, Neckelmann explained.
Michael worked as an Obstetrician at Mount Sinai Medical Center (MSMC) in Miami Beach.
Pfizer said in a statement to The Sun on Thursday: «Pfizer and BioNTech are aware of the death of a healthcare professional sixteen days after receiving a first dose of BNT162b2.
«It is a highly unusual clinical case of severe thrombocytopenia, a condition that decreases the body’s ability to clot blood and stop internal bleeding.»
Neckelmann wrote to Facebook: «He was vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine at MSMC on December 18, 3 days later he saw a strong set of petechiae on his feet and hands which made him seek attention at the emergency room at MSMC.
«The CBC that was done at his arrival showed his platelet count to be 0 (A normal platelet count ranges from 150,000 to 450,000 platelets per microliter of blood.) he was admitted in the ICU with a diagnosis of acute ITP caused by a reaction to the COVID vaccine.»
She then went on to explain that despite the widespread care for Michael, his platelets count never increased.
Neckelmann also recalled the «love of her life» being «conscious and energetic» as he received care until approximately two day before his «last resort surgery.»
After revealing her husband was pro-vaccine, Neckelmann urged people to understand the side effects that could arise from the shots.
She added: «It is not good for everyone and in this case destroyed a beautiful life, a perfect family, and has affected so many people in the community.
«Do not let his death be in vain please save more lives by making this information news.»
According to the Sun-Sentinel, Darren Caprara – director of operations at the Miami-Dade medical examiner’s office – said Michael passed away sometime during the night of January 3 and the early hours of January 4.
Despite Neckelmann’s claims, Pfizer doesn’t believe Michael’s death has «any direct connection to the vaccine.»
The pharmaceutical company said an active investigation into the case is underway.
«There have been no related safety signals identified in our clinical trials, the post-marketing experience thus far or with the mRNA vaccine platform,» the company’s statement read.
Michael’s death is also under investigation by the Florida Department of Health.
The department’s communications director Jason Mahon, said in a statement to USA Today: «The CDC and FDA are responsible for reviewing COVID-19 vaccine safety data and presenting that information for federal recommendations on vaccine administration.
The mRNA vaccine – which is manufactured by Pfizer, Inc and BioNTech – and is administered in two shots and 21 days apart, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Throughout the body, it is most common to experience chills, tiredness, and a headache.
Shortly after Michael’s death the United States suffered its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic – with the highest recorded deaths compared to anywhere in the world.