A strange story out of Tennessee makes you wonder about the COVID death counts. Troy Whittington told what happened to him recently regarding his mother who had died in February from Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
The Mayo Clinic describes COPD’s symptoms as “a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus (sputum) production and wheezing.”
You will note that the symptoms of COPD are very similar to COVID and before the pandemic hit, people used to die of COPD.
But apparently not anymore.
And it took some tricky COVID testing by Tennessee health officials determine this as she allegedly tested positive for COVID in June, three months after she died.
“It’s been six months, almost seven, since she passed away,” said her son, Troy Whittington.
“There was no testing that was done at that time. On her death certificate it was stated she died, what the cause of death was, and it was not COVID-19. It was COPD.”
Whittington said the letter arrived recently (the letter is dated Aug, 20), even though the purported test was conducted in June, making it useless in more than one respect.
“I’m just having a hard time understanding how they can say someone has COVID-19 when they are not even alive,” he told the station last week.
This is not the first time something like this has happened in Tennessee. READ: Gov’t Says Man Has Tested Positive for COVID, He Says He Has Never Been Tested
I am not sure this is related. READ: Hospitals have incentive to inflate COVID-deaths, CDC chief admits
And in England, they discovered that everyone who tested positive with COVID was listed as dying from COVID even if they had recovered from the virus, and died later. READ: Thousands of coronavirus deaths ‘will be wiped off the government’s official toll’ after urgent review into counting fiasco that included people who had recovered and died of other causes in the toll