Recent research on the CCP Virus (COVID-19) in Florida has revealed a lack of consistency among deaths counted, as many of these recorded deaths were caused by other health conditions.
According to several reports from a Palm Beach County coroner’s office accessed by CBS 12 News, there were about eight different examples where a person’s death ended up being associated with the CCP Virus, although he or she had actually died from another cause.
A 60-year-old man who died from a gunshot wound to the head; a 90-year-old man who fell, broke his hip and ended up dying from it; and a 77-year-old woman who died as a result of Parkinson’s were also identified in the forensic reports.
Rachel Eade, a Palm Beach County resident who has been tracking the same problem, told CBS 12, “I think it is completely misleading. We need to remove those cases that are not COVID exclusive, and we need to be giving people that information.”
Eade noted that of the 581 recorded deaths, only 169 were related to the CCP Virus.
Last week, Orange County Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino admitted that the death of a man in a motorcycle accident was recorded as a death from the virus, arguing that this was not necessarily incorrect since the virus could have caused the accident.
Pino added, “The only thing that I can say to people is the data I provide you with is the data we consume from the state. We offer you the best data that we have.”
The Florida Department of Health attempted to clarify to Fox 35 that deaths from the CCP Virus are only determined if they are listed as an immediate or underlying cause of death or if there is a confirmed virus infection or through a laboratory test, emphasizing that recording a death does not meet exclusion criteria such as trauma, suicide, homicide, overdose, car accidents.
Darren Caprara, director of operations at the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office, stated that once the office receives notification of a possible case of contagion a thorough investigation is initiated, gathering all types of medical records, medical history, and even test results.
Earlier this week it was discovered that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website listed more than 3,700 deaths from coronaviruses that were the result of “intentional and unintentional injuries, poisoning, and other adverse events,” according to the Washington Examiner.
In light of the increase in deaths recorded from the CCP Virus, Florida Gov. Ron de Santis recently acknowledged the inconsistencies in the records, saying, “We’ve had other incidents in which there’s no real relationship and it’s been counted. So, we want to look at that and see how pervasive that issue is as well.”