MIAMI (AP) – A doctor in South Florida, who died about two weeks after he received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, died in a classified nature, an official at the medical examiner’s office said on Wednesday.
Dr. Gregory Michael died from a condition that could lead to internal bleeding and there was no medical certainty that the shooting caused the malfunction, according to an email from Darren Caprara, the department’s director of operations. Miami-Dade County Medical Review
Michael’s death in January has been investigated by the Florida Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Samples from the autopsy were sent to the CDC.
“Scientific and clinical expertise in the safety of vaccines, immunology, infectious diseases, hematology, pathology and laboratory science is part of a frequent investigation or consultation team,”; said Caprara.
The investigative team concluded that Michael died from a complication of immune thrombocytopenia, known as ITP, a disorder that can prevent the blood from clotting and causing internal bleeding. Michael died in January from the disorder more than two weeks after being shot.
Michael, 56, is a private intern gynecologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.