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Death   The Newsy You: News of Today

Started Aug-11 by kizmet1; 155 views.
kizmet1

From: kizmet1

Aug-11

The numbers of those dying with/of Coronavirus are being counted differently in different states.
Oregon now specifies if someone died of the virus or "with" the virus. Some states lump all the deaths into just the virus category. Why?
It was started as a means of tracking how many had the virus and who they may have infected. It was recently changed to death by virus only.
This means that Herman Cain may have had the virus but his death may have been from his bout with cancer. To put it simpler, a person with the virus who dies in an auto accident may be listed as dying from virus. It all depends on which state he dies in.
Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Aug-11

There are many reasons to want the count higher or why it’s higher. To blame Trump. To get more money, as Covid patients bring in more money to hospitals than others.  Sloppy record keeping.  Different methods of tracking.   Mistakes in diagnoses.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1

Aug-11

It was explained it was for "tracking". I am sure that must tie in with more money when they connect with more who were not listed. Sort if like playing "bingo".
Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Aug-11

Both doctors and hospitals make more for Covid deaths.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1

Aug-11

I have not seen any stories of getting paid more, either. Just the facts of "tracking" to see info about who and where the patient may have caught it from. No money in it.
kizmet1 said:

To put it simpler, a person with the virus who dies in an auto accident may be listed as dying from virus. It all depends on which state he dies in.

That really makes the statistics a murky convoluted mess.

We know of one who died *with* the virus but died because of a knee on his carotid artery for nearly 9 minutes.

And of course I know of at least one case where someone on a motorcycle, who tested positive for the virus post mortem, collided with an 18 wheeler. They put down he died of virus, even though he mostly died from having body parts strewn along 1/8 mile of freeway along with bits and pieces of motorcycle, and they probably brought everything to the morgue in a half dozen Homer buckets.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1

Aug-15

Doesn't matter. The virus gets on the death certificate.
kizmet1 said:

Doesn't matter. The virus gets on the death certificate.

because the hospital can bill more, even if the Homer buckets of body parts are only passed through a corner of the emergency room en route to the morgue to confirm the identity of the deceased is the same as what it says on the drivers' license in the bloody wallet found in the middle of the debris field at the scene. Quick blood type, run the VIN of the crash vehicle to see if it truly belongs to the name on the license or to someone close to next of kin, or maybe a roommate or such.

Maybe do DNA matching with next of kin in case there aren't any chunks big enough to get any other recognition, or anything like an artificial hip with a serial number that can be matched to an individual.

Then they call it Covid because there's more money than from a regular fatal accident.

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