Gregory Michael Biography — Wiki
Dr. Gregory Michael is an obstetrician with a private practice at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach who died last Sunday – 16 days after he was vaccinated. The CDC and Pfizer are investigating the death of a Florida doctor who died from a rare blood condition two weeks after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
In a Facebook post confirming his death, his wife Heidi Neckelmann said Michael – a ‘very healthy 56-year-old’ – suffered a brain hemorrhage ‘due to a strong reaction’ to the shot.
Gregory Michael Age
Gregory Michael was 56 years old at the time of death.
Obituary: Gregory Michael Death and Cause of Death
Pfizer on Tuesday said it is ‘actively investigating’ the death, but does not believe there is ‘any direct connection to the vaccine’ at the time. ‘There have been no related safety signals identified in our clinical trials [or] the post-marketing experience thus far,’ Pfizer said in a statement to the New York Times.
‘To date, millions of people have been vaccinated and we are closely monitoring all adverse events in individuals receiving our vaccine,’ the company said.
Gregory Michael’s death is being investigated along with the Florida Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Samples from an autopsy conducted last Wednesday have been sent to the CDC, said Darren Caprara.
‘The cause of death is pending the completion of studies’ by the medical examiner and the CDC, Caprara said in an email last Friday.
The CDC said in a statement that it planned to evaluate the case ‘and provide timely updates on what is known and any necessary actions.’
What we know so far about Gregory Michael
Gregory Michael’s wife Heidi last week said her husband was ‘pro-vaccine’, but urged people to be ‘aware that side effects can happen, 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,’ she wrote in a post.
The grieving wife said Michael – her ‘best friend’ and partner of 28 years – was active, healthy and had no pre-existing conditions before getting the jab on December 18. Yet he died from a stroke hemorrhagic stroke after suddenly developing a rare autoimmune illness that causes the body to destroy its own platelets, the tiny fragments that help the blood to clot.
Heidi thinks the groundbreaking Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine may have somehow been the trigger.
‘He was in very good health. He didn’t smoke, he drank alcohol once in a while but only socially. He worked out, we had kayaks, he was a deep-sea fisherman.’
Dad-of-one Gregory suffered no immediate reaction to the injection but three days later he was taking a shower and noticed petechiae – spots of red that indicate bleeding beneath the skin – on his feet and hands.
When he checked himself into Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, the hospital where he works and had the groundbreaking vaccine, medics discovered he was suffering from an acute lack of platelets.
‘All the blood results came back normal except for the platelets which came back as zero,’ Heidi said.
‘He felt 100 percent, he was normal, energetic, happy. But they said you cannot go home, this is incredibly dangerous, you could suffer a brain bleed and die.’ Heidi says doctors tried frantically to reverse what they diagnosed as an acute immune disorder known as ITP – idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.
However, he died from a hemorrhagic stroke – when blood from an artery bleeds into the brain – before he could undergo the surgery.