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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% …

Is CDC Exaggerating COVID death counts in the US?

A recent article by the Washington Post suggests that Dr. Birx believes the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) may be exaggerating the death count for COVID by 25%. Dr. Deborah Birx coordinates the White House coronavirus task force, and she apparently told CDC Director Robert Redfield that “there is nothing from the CDC that I can trust.” READ: Dr. Birx Reportedly Believes Coronavirus Death Toll Inflated By Up To 25% So is there any reason to suspect the COVID death counts are exaggerated? Hospitals are paid up to 20% more by medicare if a patient is coded as a coronavirus case. And this extra payment does not even require testing. Hospitals are also paid three times as much if the hospital puts a person on a ventilator because of the virus. READ: Yes, Hospitals Get Paid More For Coronavirus-Coded Patients, Even If They Haven’t Been Tested. According to CBS4, in April three deaths in Colorado nursing homes were reclassified as COVID deaths, even though doctors had cited other causes as the reason. READ: Colorado’s …