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Pfizer Investigates Post-Vaccine Death for Possible Connection

  • Florida-based physician dies 16 days after getting first shot
  • So far, evidence doesn’t suggest causal tie, company says
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Pfizer Inc. and federal health officials are investigating the death of a health-care worker 16 days after the person received the first dose of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine.

So far, the evidence doesn’t suggest a connection, Pfizer said in a statement on Tuesday. The Florida-based physician developed a rare disorder called severe thrombocytopenia that decreases the body’s ability to clot blood and stop internal bleeding.