How accumulation of COVID-19 spike proteins can lead to thromboembolism

Beloved weatherman Al Roker, who changed his life years ago with bariatric surgery and showed America how weight loss can be permanent, has always been honest about his health on TV. In January 2021, he was so excited to get vaccinated against COVID-19 that he kept hitting enter to get his precious vaccination appointment. He did his best to answer reasonable questions about the effectiveness and safety of Dr. Daniel Baker, a medical director at Lennox Hill Hospital in New York. Al: “Is it safe?” Baker “Absolutely.”[i]

Baker nervously continued that masks are still necessary and that we all need to get the shot for it to really work at a population level. At the time, articles were pouring into the medical literature that SARS-CoV-2 virus infection was causing blood clots and the causative agent was the spike protein.[ii] While the consent form likely didn’t mention blood clots, Baker could have covered his bases by saying the vaccine was new, any of its side effects were unknown, and we had no assurance it would protect against COVID-19 for more than two months.

Those phrases would have avoided that embarrassing and frankly negligent medical vignette that has resurfaced showing Roker getting stung dizzily on live television. If Roker has followed the schedule, he likely received four shots by August 2022, when he announced to the public that he had another refresher.[iii] In September, as expected with Omicron, he contracted a mild case of COVID-19 and was fine until he was hospitalized in November with blood clots that shot into his lungs.

This condition, called a pulmonary embolism, can be fatal if the clots are large enough and lodge in the pulmonary arteries to cut off adequate blood flow. As of November 11, 2022, the CDC has reported through VAERS that 13,487 Americans have been hospitalized with life-threatening problems, such as pulmonary embolism, after receiving the COVID-19 vaccination.[iv]

This could be understated by a factor of thirty. In just a few months, Roker America demonstrated that the booster shot did not protect him against suspected omicron and how the sequence of shots followed by a breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 respiratory infection was temporally related to a pulmonary embolism.

The progressive accumulation of spike protein from both the injections and the infection loaded his body with a long-lasting protein that stimulated blood clot formation. If Roker had stopped after the first two unwise shots, he probably would never have been threatened with a pulmonary embolism. I wouldn’t be surprised if Roker announces that he has a familial genetic tendency for blood clotting, which is common in spike protein-induced venous thromboembolism.

Will Al go public and delay further shooting? It would be nice to see Roker working with Dr. Baker returns and reviews his case to help many of his fans avoid a similar fate. It’s about doing the right thing. Lets see what happens!

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[ii] Zhang J, Tecson KM, McCullough PA. Endothelial dysfunction contributes to COVID-19-associated vascular inflammation and coagulopathy. Rev Cardiovasc Med. 30 Sep 2020;21(3):315-319. doi: 10.31083/j.rcm.2020.03.126. PMID: 33070537.

[iii] 03 OCTOBER 2022 – BEATRIZ COLON Al Roker delighted as he recovers from Covid after being at home and is finally feeling better!

[iv] VAERS Open VAERS COVID Vaccine Adverse Event Reports

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dr  Peter A McCullough


dr McCullough is a practicing internist, cardiologist, and epidemiologist who treats the cardiovascular complications of both viral infection and injuries that develop after COVID-19 vaccination in Dallas, TX, USA. He has dozens of peer-reviewed publications on the infection, multiple US and state Senate testimonies, and has commented extensively on the medical response to the COVID-19 crisis on TheHill, America Out Loud, NewsMax and on the FOX NEWS Channel.

John Leak


John Leake studied history and philosophy with Roger Scruton at Boston University. He then went to Vienna, Austria on a graduate school scholarship and eventually lived in the city for over a decade, where he worked as a freelance writer and translator. He is a true crime writer with a lifelong interest in medical history and forensic medicine.

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