Colorado Lowers Covid-19 Death Toll By 20%

Hmmm, so another state lowers its death rate. From 1150 down to 878.

Colorado changes the way it reports coronavirus deaths as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in state

Colorado changes the way it reports coronavirus deaths as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in state

Colorado health officials on Friday revamped the way they report deaths related to the new coronavirus, listing the total number of fatalities in which the person had contracted the virus as well as the number of deaths that can be attributed directly to COVID-19.

Health officials reported 1,150 individuals have died with COVID-19 in their systems, and that death-certificate data shows 878 deaths were due to the virus.

There was a Covid death here where the patient also had a .52 BAC.

19 here (mid-Atlantic) population of our county is 136,000. 291 Cases.

 

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EFM -

There was a Covid death here where the patient also had a .52 BAC.

Lol!! Holy shit.

Floppy Divac -
EFM -

There was a Covid death here where the patient also had a .52 BAC.

Lol!! Holy shit.

Yeah...that said, my wife's hospital came within running out of their 45 ventilators with 44 in need.  This shit was no joke, but some of these stories are crazy 

EFM - 

There was a Covid death here where the patient also had a .52 BAC.


I saw that on FB but thought it was a joke.

Wow, I guess it wasn't a joke!

CO man dies from astounding 0.55 blood alcohol level, coronavirus listed as cause of death
by Bryan Brammer · May 14th, 2020 2:33 pm 28

Last Updated May 14th, 2020 at 3:15 pm
The Colorado Department of Health and Environment is listing coronavirus as cause of death of a Colorado man despite the county coroner ruling that he died of ethanol toxicity with an astounding 0.55 blood-alcohol level.

A blood-alcohol level of 0.3 is generally considered fatal.

Although the unidentified man tested positive for coronavirus, County Coroner George Deavers said he disagreed with the state's assessment after his investigation with a pathologist revealed that the man's blood-alcohol content was nearly seven times the legal driving limit of 0.08.

"COVID was not listed on the death certificate as the cause of death. I disagree with the state for listing it as a COVID death, and will be discussing it with them this week," Deavers said Tuesday.

As of Monday, the Montezuma County Public Health Department reports just two COVID-19 deaths, whereas the state department lists three deaths caused by the virus. A spokesperson for the department explained the difference in the reports.

"The person who died did not die from COVID-19, but they did test positive for the virus," the spokesperson said. "The state is reporting that death as a COVID death, but our health department wanted to let people know that even though the person did have the virus, they did not die from it."

And more covid19 reality:

County supervisor says San Diego has only had 6 "pure, solely coronavirus deaths" out of 194 listed as such
by Peter Heck · May 15th, 2020 9:27 am 10
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Last Updated May 15th, 2020 at 10:19 am
San Diego County in California has officially listed 194 deaths due to the novel coronavirus, but only six of those fatalities were the result of the virus alone, according to County Supervisor Jim Desmond. All other deaths were also due in part to previous, underlying health concerns.

"We've unfortunately had six pure, solely coronavirus deaths -- six out of 3.3 million people," Desmond said during an interview with Armstrong & Getty Extra Large Interviews podcast . "I mean, what number are we trying to get to with those odds. I mean, it's incredible. We want to be safe, and we can do it, but unfortunately, it's more about control than getting the economy going again and keeping people safe."

Asked about Desmond's characterization of the situation, Public Health Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten cautioned it was important not to downplay the loss of life for those with underlying conditions, remarking "their life is no less valuable."

Desmond has been an outspoken critic of California's response to the pandemic, suggesting that leaders are "holding our jobs and the economy hostage." He contends that it is possible to keep people safe and still "responsibly open our businesses."

Jared Polis is a radical leftist true believer.  

buddie -

Jared Polis is a radical leftist true believer.  

He is very lefty.  Wouldn't call him radical though.  Not as bad as the legislature anyway.  That said I think he's done an outstanding job through this pandemic and every Republican I know even the hard righties, agree.

EFM -
buddie -

Jared Polis is a radical leftist true believer.  

He is very lefty.  Wouldn't call him radical though.  Not as bad as the legislature anyway.  That said I think he's done an outstanding job through this pandemic and every Republican I know even the hard righties, agree.

I don't agree.  He suspended a business license of a restaurant in Castle Rock for daring to open.  He still won't give a timeline in when gyms can reopen.  He forced a state shut down but continued to allow planes to come in from hotspots like NY without mandatory quarantines. Colorado's death rate has consistently been listed as the state with the highest death rate west of the Mississippi.  He cannot resist blaming Trump for everything like a petulant child.  Not impressed.