Family blames Biden vax mandate for 41-year-old Minnesota man’s death

McIntosh is survived by his parents and his son Calvin, who told Alpha News Wednesday that his father was in very good health before passing away in the early morning hours of Jan. 4.

Derek Andrew McIntosh

A Minnesota father has tragically passed away at the age of 41 — and his family is pointing the finger at President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate.

Derek Andrew McIntosh of Monticello died unexpectedly last Tuesday from blood clots that led to cardiac arrest. The obituary links the clotting to the COVID vaccine he received six days earlier.

McIntosh did not get voluntarily jabbed, according to his family. “During the last weeks of his life … the world turned dark with heavy-handed vaccine mandates,” the obituary reads. “The governments were determined to strip away his right to consult his wisdom and enjoy his freedom.”

“He had been vehemently opposed to taking the vaccine, so thank you Joe Biden for bringing on a premature death of a life not fully lived,” it adds.

McIntosh is survived by his parents and his son Calvin, who told Alpha News Wednesday that his father was in very good health before passing away in the early morning hours of Jan. 4.

“He had come down to my room around 1:30 a.m. telling me he had difficulties breathing and he had called 911. He was slurring his words and fell on the floor shortly after saying this to me. The ambulance arrived and they took him to our local hospital. Around 3:30 a.m. the doctors notified me that they were taking him to the U of M hospital for emergency care. I arrived at the hospital around 5 a.m. After waiting for about two hours the doctor had called us in. He told us my father’s heart had stopped five times and they were unable to get him back. He suffered from serious blood clots in the heart and lungs and went into cardiac arrest,” Calvin said.

McIntosh worked as a non-destructive testing inspector at Kurt Manufacturing with his father, and he had previously worked in the hospitality industry. According to Calvin, Kurt Manufacturing has contracts with the federal government and was informed it would “lose certain contracts” if it was not “a 100% vaccinated workplace.”

“My father believed he had the antibodies from getting COVID previously but we do not have any proof that he had antibodies before his forced vaccination. He was very against the vaccine and wanted nothing to do with it but he needed to keep his job to provide for him and I,” Calvin told Alpha News.

He also pointed out that the funeral home edited the obituary to remove the reference to President Joe Biden and McIntosh’s blood clots.

“We were notified after the changes were made and they claimed they had to follow a policy, which we were not aware of. We have been on the phone with them fighting to allow my father’s story to be freely spoken,” Calvin said.

The obituary page allows viewers to send flowers or plant a tree in McIntosh’s memory, as well as a chance to post a message on a tribute wall. Information about the upcoming visitation and memorial service is also included.

President Biden’s COVID vaccine mandates are currently facing a variety of legal challenges, including the possibility that the Supreme Court could strike them down for most workers.

A Minnesota man joined one of the lawsuits filed in district court against the federal contractor mandate. John Gateley’s employer obliged him to get the COVID vaccine per the federal contractor mandate, even though he works from home full-time.

“This unprecedented coercive tactic compels many Americans to receive a vaccine they do not need or want, erodes their personal liberty, and inflicts irreparable harm upon millions of workers all without lawful basis,” the complaint reads.


Evan Stambaugh

Evan Stambaugh is a freelance writer who had previously been a sports blogger. He has a BA in theology and an MA in philosophy.