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Colorado reduces COVID death count by 300

After a week of complaints, that Colorado health officials were padding COVID death numbers by including individuals who had died of other causes, on Friday, (May 15, 2020) the state’s health department removed 300 people from the list, lowering the Colorado’s COVID death count to 878 from 1,150. The problem has been going on for a while, but came to a head last week when a coroner, who listed the cause of death for a man as alcohol poisoning because his blood alcohol level of .55 was twice lethal level, went public after state officials changed the cause of death to COVID, because the deceased also had the virus. In a Sunday interview with Fox News, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) blamed the criteria set out by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) because it lists the cause of death as COVID if the person had the virus, even though they probably died of other causes. Gov. Polis added “these are deaths that should not be politicized.” The fact Colorado reduced its death count by 26% …