MIAMI (AP) – A South Florida doctor who died about two weeks after receiving Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has died in a way classified as natural, a medical expert’s office said Wednesday.
Dr. Gregory Michael has died from a condition that can cause internal bleeding and there is no medical certainty that the shot caused the disorder, said an email from Darren Caprara, director of operations for the Miami-Dade County Medical Expert.
Michael’s death was investigated in January by the Florida Department of Health and the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Autopsy samples were sent to the CDC.
“Scientific and clinical expertise in vaccine safety, immunology, infectious diseases, hematology, pathology and laboratory science was part of the investigation team or was frequently consulted,”
The research team concluded that Michael died from complications of immune thrombocytopenia, otherwise known as ITP, a disorder that can prevent blood clotting and cause internal bleeding. Michael died in January of the disorder more than two weeks after the shooting.
Michael, 56, was a private obstetrician at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.