A Covid patient is struck by a cement truck outside of a testing facility and passes away....how did this person die?
- Anonymous5 months agoFavourite answer
- 5 months ago
If he tests positive for COVID-19 then he will be a COVID-19 death.
I don't think we have any reliable statistics about COVID-19. The RT-PCR test being used is not suitable for testing. The Nobel prizewinner for PCR said so.
To run the test you need to set a threshold value for positive tests. That number varies between countries. it does not look for the virus just associated things and if you look hard enough nearly everyone will test positive. Heck, even clean swabs, paw paw and goats have tested positive.
Some doctors will say that no-one has actually died FROM COVID-19 but many have died WITH COVID-19.
- Anonymous5 months ago
What you're getting at is a persistent meme on conservative social media. This meme suggests that the death toll for covid-19 isn't as bad as the numbers say, but has been, perhaps intentionally, inflated. The argument goes that the official numbers count people who had a coronavirus infection but died of other, completely unrelated means.
The problem is that this isn't true. In fact, the opposite seems to be true. For one thing, there are over 130,000 Americans who have officially died of covid. Do you really think that there are 130,000 people who got run over by cement trucks outside of a testing facility? (and yes, this meme doesn't say that all the deaths are fake, but a whole hell of a lot of them, at least over 100,000, would have to be fake for the death toll to get low enough for us to not have to worry about it). Generally, people who die of completely unrelated causes don't get a coronavirus test. So, for example, if someone dies in a car crash or gets shot to death, the ME isn't going to run a coronavirus test on their blood. Nor is it common medical practice to include as cause of death the disease when someone who is confirmed to have it dies of totally unrelated causes.
The reality is really the opposite of what you suggest. The official death toll of 130,000 probably undercounts the actual death toll. That's because the official numbers mostly include people who died an attended death. Meaning that they were in a hospital or under a doctors care after getting a positive coronavirus diagnosis. This leaves out people who may have died at home from the disease without getting a diagnosis. I know that during the height of the pandemic in New York there was a big surge in deaths there compared to the same period in 2019. This increase in deaths outstripped the number of officially reported coronavirus deaths. Since many other prominent killers of Americans, like car accidents, went down during the pandemic, it seems likely that this increase was from undiagnosed corona deaths. This imprecision in the official numbers is the reason that when you look up previous pandemics, like the H1N1 outbreak under Obama, you will see a range of deaths given for the outbreak.
- u_bin_calledLv 75 months ago
if he died in a COVID ward or section of an ICU designated for COVID patients.... there is a very good chance the death was listed as "COVID related" and counted in the COVID death total....
I know a guy whose 97-year old mother was in hospice care for advanced Alzheimer's and emphysema...she had been bedridden for months, on oxygen and being fed through a tube. There were several other positive tests in her center so she was being tested regularly. On the third or fourth test, she tested positive and died in her sleep the next night. Her death was listed as "COVID related."
I have another friend whose 74-year old mother broke her hip...she suffered a heart attack while in surgery and spent weeks in the hospital. When she was deemed able to start rehab she was moved to another facility. When a patient there tested positive for COVID all patients were tested and she came back negative. About two weeks into her stay she suffered another massive heart attack. She was tested upon admission to the ER and the test came back positive. She never regained consciousness and the family took her off life support a few days later. Her death was also counted as "COVID related."
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- AlexanderLv 75 months ago
"Covid-19 related." The same as someone who has ever toked being killed by that cement truck while in a crosswalk in the daytime with a "walk" light: another tragic marijuana-related death.
- wowserLv 55 months ago
He is a victim of a BLM protest
- DCCCLXXXVIIILv 75 months ago
Clearly : Death by cement truck.
- Anonymous5 months ago
Why were they not quarantined?
- LatinosForTrumpLv 45 months ago
According to liberals, this person died of COVID 19 and their death should be added to the statistics. Here in Colorado, an Indian drank himself to death, but tested positive for COVID post-mortem, and was added to the statistics despite being asymptomatic.
- Ryde,0nLv 75 months ago
That's another " COVID 19 Related Death " .