MIAMI BEACH – A 56-year-old OB-GYN is dead just two weeks after receiving the experimental Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
Dr. Gregory Michael had a private practice at mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach for 12 years, according to his website. He received the Pfizer vaccine on December 18, 2020. His wife, Heidi Neckelmann, said in a January 5, 2021 Facebook post that her husband passed away on January 3. Here is the full text of the post:
The love of my life, my husband Gregory Michael MD, an Obstetrician that had his office in Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, died the day before yesterday due to a strong reaction to the COVID vaccine.
He was a very healthy 56 year old, loved by everyone in the community delivered hundreds of healthy babies and worked tireless through the pandemic.
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.
A team of expert doctors tried for 2 weeks to raise his platelet count to no avail. Experts from all over the country were involved in his care. No matter what they did, the platelets count refused to go up. He was conscious and energetic through the whole process but 2 days before a last resort surgery, he got a hemorrhagic stroke caused by the lack of platelets that took his life in a matter of minutes.
He was a pro-vaccine advocate that is why he got it himself. I believe that people should be aware that side effects can happened, that 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.
Mainstream media barely covered the story. But the one that did is already trying to deflect blame from the vaccine. Pfizer, according to the USA Today, said in a statement, “We are actively investigating this case, but we don’t believe at this time that there is any direct connection to the vaccine. It is important to note that serious adverse events, including deaths that are unrelated to the vaccine are unfortunately likely to occur at a similar rate as they would in the general population”
Dr. Michael is also survived by his daughter.
Published January 8, 2021