Embalmers are suddenly finding strange ‘fibrous’ clots in bodies they treat.
Richard Hirschman, a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Alabama, said he’s been seeing the clots since May 2021. He’s been in the profession since 2001.
He told The Counter Signal he “absolutely” thinks it’s related to the COVID-19 vaccine and maybe the novel coronavirus. Since first discovering the clots over a year ago, he now reports seeing them in bodies he treats 50-70% of the time.
Hirschman sent the clots to a lab, which determined they were low in iron, potassium and zinc, suggesting that the clots formed from something other than blood.
Embalming refers to preserving human remains by treating them with chemicals to forestall decomposition.
In an interview with Frontline Health, Hirschman said he’d seen clots before, but “the stuff coming out” of corpses he’s treating is not normal.
“I know what blood looks like,” he said.
“It’s not normal blood. Something about the blood has changed.”
He said there was an increase in clotting during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it wasn’t until after the vaccine rollout that the “really unusual fibrous structures started appearing.”
An AFP fact check said Hirshmans’ claims are “baseless.” Experts who spoke to AFP said, “there is no data connecting the anecdotal observation to the shots.”
But other embalmers are speaking out.
Expert embalmer Wallace Hooker told The Epoch Times he thinks the vaccines could have something to do with the clots. He sees about 300 bodies per year.
“At least 25 percent of what I was embalming would display a significant amount of clotting,” he told The Epoch Times.
Licensed Missouri funeral director Anna Foster said she started seeing more frequent and larger clots after the COVID pandemic.
“I often sit with the families to make the arrangements. Families tend to tell us about the lead-up to the individual’s death, and knowing I embalmed the person the night before led me to keep track of these cases,” she told The Epoch Times.’
“In the beginning, none had ever been diagnosed with COVID, but they had all been vaccinated. Later, a couple had had COVID but not recently, and they were also vaccinated.”
Health Canada also lists “blood clots with low platelets” among the “rare reactions that have been reported” after two shots of the vaccine.