In this two-part paper, we aim to give an overview on COVID-19 related abnormal blood clots, how they form, how to detect them early, and how they’re being treated
“We as embalmers are seeing some strange clots since the COVID outbreak. These clots are very rubbery feeling and very long as they exit the veins that we use during the embalming procedure. They really appear to be like earthworms. I have never seen this in my career until now,” Larry Mills, a licensed embalmer and funeral director in the State of Alabama, told The Epoch Times.
Other embalmers confirmed similar findings and spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Richard Hirschman, Alabama funeral director and embalmer since 2001, was one of the first to bring attention to this phenomenon. He said that prior to COVID perhaps 5 to 10 percent of people had these clots. Now more than half of the bodies he sees have them.
One embalmer, licensed since 2001, said in an interview, “I can tell you with certainty that the clots Richard has shown online are a phenomenon that I have not witnessed until probably the middle of last year. That is pretty much all I have to say about it. I have no knowledge as to what is causing the clots, but they did seemingly start showing up around the middle of 2021.”
Where do these strange, fibrous clots come from? How do they form?
A Condition With Over 200 Symptoms
Doctors have realized, since the early days of the pandemic, that COVID-19 is not just a lung disease, but also an endothelial and vascular disease.
Physicians have summarized a list of unusual clinical observations of COVID-19 including but not limited to severely hypoxic (low oxygen) patients despite relatively normal lung compliance upon examination, thrombotic complications, and consistent autopsy findings of blood clots (thrombi) in the microcirculation of the lung.