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Florida Man has been fudging state’s Covid numbers

No duh. I’ve been saying this for weeks:

WASHINGTON — New research published earlier this month in the American Journal of Public Health argues that Florida is undercounting the number of people who died from COVID-19 by thousands of cases, casting new doubt on claims that Gov. Ron DeSantis navigated the coronavirus pandemic successfully.

A study was just confirmation of what was already obvious on all the coronavirus data reporting sites. DeSantis has wildly underreported.

The issue is how Florida is counting deaths from Covid. They are not counting deaths by virus when the deceased had a pre-existing condition like diabetes or high blood pressure. They’re just putting it down as death by Diabetes or high blood pressure, not elaborating that the patient wouldn’t have died from those comorbidities without the Covid infection.

Well, if we get a new Orlando or Miami variant that not only gets you sick with Covid but makes you stay out all night partying, I guess we’ll call the resulting deaths as caused by alcohol poisoning.

Do you ever get the feeling that Republicans aren’t taking this sh*t seriously or don’t understand cause and effect? Why is that?? They’re not all stupid.

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  1. In a more just society, DeSantis would go to jail for this. He gives people a false sense of security, encourages them to take more dangerous risks.

    DeSantis did this to make himself look good., as he probably wants to run for president at some point, if the other crook from there, Rick Scott, does not .He wanted to get businesses to open, and to for people to frequent them, and not worry about masking. He is playing with people’s lives, and who knows how many he has cost. No soul, no compassion, all about him.

    They said that he was Trump;s man, and he is just like him. i feel sorry for Florida, because there are some good people there, but the state is run by tyrants. One poll showed that a majority of Floridians think he has done a good job on this issue. But that is of course because they don’t realize what is going on. And his defense to any lawsuit will be ambiguity of cause. I remember watching the Covid numbers state to state, and the totals in California and other states kept moving higher, and Florida death tolls stayed almost the same. Now we know why. Evil personified.

  2. Next two are off-topic:

  3. Back to on topic:

    https://www.wonkette.com/gop-decries-vaccine-passports-as-satanic-hitler-badges

    TBH, I kinda miss the Satanic Hitler Badges. Best damn oom-pah-punk band ever. (Probably also only oom-pah-punk band ever.)

    Alas, Spinal Tap recruited their drummer and…you know…

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