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Al Roker Struggles with Blood Clots After COVID-19 Vaccine – Commentary

Al Roker’s Public Journey of COVID-19 Spike Protein Accumulation to Thromboembolism (Blood Clots) – Iconic Weatherman Demonstrates a Common Path Taken by Thousands
By Peter McCullough, M.D., and John Leake

Beloved weatherman Al Roker transformed his life with bariatric surgery years ago and showed America how weight could be durable has always been honest on television about his health.

In January 2021 he was so excited to get vaccinated for COVID-19,  he was clicking the enter button over and over to get his precious appointment for the shot. He did the best he could to ask reasonable questions about efficacy and safety of Dr. Daniel Baker, a medical director at Lennox Hill Hospital in New York.

“Is it safe” Dr. Baker?” asked Roker.  “Absolutely, responded Baker who nervously went on to say that masks were still necessary and that we all had to get the shot for it really to work on a population level.

At that time papers were pouring into the medical literature that SARS-CoV-2 viral infection was causing blood clots and the causative agent was the Spike protein.  While the consent form likely did not mention blood clots, Baker could have covered his bases by saying the vaccine is new, all of its side effects are not known, and we do not have assurances that it protects against COVID-19 for more than two months.

Those phrases would have avoided this embarrassing and frankly negligent medical vignette that has resurfaced showing Roker giddily getting jabbed on live TV.  If Roker followed the schedule it was likely he would have had four shots going into August 2022, when he made it known to the public that he had another booster. In September, he contracts a mild case of COVID-19 as expected with Omicron, and does well until he is hospitalized on November 18 with blood clots that shoot into his lungs.

On November 30, the New York Post reported that Al Roker, aged 68, was rushed back to the hospital after being released on November 23. 

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

This could be under-reported thirty-fold.  So in a few short months, Roker demonstrated to America that the booster gave him zero protection against presumed Omicron, and how the sequence of shots followed by breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 respiratory infection was temporally related to pulmonary embolism.

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.  Chances are if Roker had stopped after the first two ill-advised shots, he never would have been threatened by pulmonary embolism. I wouldn’t be surprised if Roker announces he has a familial genetic tendency towards blood clotting that is common with Spike protein-induced venous thromboembolism.

Will Al Roker go public with deferring on more shots? It would be nice to see Roker return with Dr. Baker and review his case in order to help many of his fans avoid a similar fate.  It’s all about doing the right thing. Let’s see what happens!


Peter McCullough, M.D., M.P.H. (petermcculloughmd@substack.com) is an internist, cardiologist, epidemiologist, and the chief scientific officer of The Wellness Company. John Leake is the co-author, with McCullough, of the book, The Courage to Face COVID-19. A version of this article appeared in the Substack, Courageous Discourse, on November 23, 2022. Reprinted with permission.

See the interview with Dr. Peter McCullough on the mass vaccine campaign.







  1. Covid-19 is associated with thromboembolisms. Roker had Covid two months ago. It is far more likely that his PE was due to his Covid infection than to the vaccines that kept him from getting severe disease.

    Seriously, Dr McCullough, how do you sleep at night after continuing to spread medical misinformation that can cost people their lives?

  2. It takes 15 years to properly vet a new medication. For many health care professionals to
    Push a vaccine without appropriate data is disgusting. Millions have taken the shot without informed consent. Because of their blind faith in the medical profession and several have suffered consequences of permanent disability or death. I was listening to Dr radio during the Covid vaccine push. I was absolutely appalled by the doctors telling pregnant woman to take the vaccine. Without appropriate long term history to the mother or child. Also anyone harmed are on their own. Big pharma is exonerated from liability. What you have no medical insurance. Too bad according to the government. You will have to cross the border for free government tax payers dollars to fund your medical expense!


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