This is a bizarre story. Florida recently reported two people in their 20s had died of COVID-19. Deaths from the coronavirus in this age group are very rare, so a WOFL-TV reporter phoned up a local health official to find out if these two had underlying health conditions that contributed to their deaths. One apparently had an underlying health condition.
But I will let The Blaze explain what the health official said about the second individual.
It was unbelievable:
The station was looking into records that showed two individuals in their 20s as coronavirus fatalities and asked Orange County Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino if either person had any underlying conditions.
Pino’s on-camera reply to WOFL?
“The first one didn’t have any. He died in a motorcycle accident,” he said.
Yes, you read that right. The person who didn’t have an underlying health condition died in a motorcycle accident, but COVID was still listed as the cause of death.
READ: Florida man in his 20s listed among COVID-19 fatalities — but health officer says he died in motorcycle crash AND FOX 35 INVESTIGATES: Questions raised after fatal motorcycle crash listed as COVID-19 death
Of course, this is not the first time questions have been raised about the Florida health department’s COVID stats. There was that little issue of highly inflated numbers. While the health department stated that an Orlando hospital had a 98% positivity rate for COVID tests, a quick call to the hospital revealed it was only 9.4%. READ: Florida department of health exposed for massively overreporting positive COVID-19 cases
And of course, there was also that funny little issue in Colorado, when a Coroner listed a man’s death as Alcohol poisoning because he had TWICE THE LETHAL LIMIT of alcohol in his blood, but the Colorado health department changed the cause of death to COVID. READ: Man died of alcohol poisoning — but health officials later classified his death as coronavirus related