What does it mean when a Hospital says someone died of COVID? Most people would guess it means that COVID-19 was the direct cause of their death, but apparently that couldn’t be further from truth. Details surrounding how COVID deaths have been counted since the pandemic began will leave you scratching your head trying to figure how any of this actually legal.
Details on How Doctors Count COVID Death Rates Could be Inflating the COVID-19 Death Rate
In a viral video Dr. Ngozi Ezike who is acting director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, explained the issues about how COVID-19 deaths are counted by Hospitals. According to her statement Hospitals count a COVID-19 death as any person who had COVID at the time of their death, but didn’t necessarily die from COVID.
Dr. Ezike provided examples of how this strategy of counting COVID deaths can inflate the COVID death rate drastically. For example if someone was already on their death bed and given a few weeks to live from a previous injury, then contracted COVID the day before they died, the Hospital would say they died of COVID. Theoretically speaking someone got in a car wreck, and the Hospital found out they had COVID at the time of their death, the Hospital could say they died of COVID.
It sounds unbelievable, but take a listen to Dr. Ezike explaining this. Remember she is the acting director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Today it was announced that 700,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Considering the seemingly sketchy legal definition of what a COVID death is, conspiracy theorists wonder how many of those deaths are actually from COVID-19?
In theory the COVID death rate could be inflated, because it’s possible the actual COVID-19 death rate is lower than what is being reported. The world may never no for sure though.
Author: JordanThrilla Staff