Milwaukee County medical examiner says state’s coronavirus death count too high
State includes deaths from other causes that also list COVID-19 among ‘other significant conditions’ on death certificate
Milwaukee County’s chief medical examiner says the state’s coronavirus death total includes more than 100 people who had COVID-19 but died primarily of other causes.
The difference is significant and possibly confusing.
As of Wednesday, the state reported 532 COVID-19 deaths in Milwaukee County, but the county’s COVID dashboard lists 428 — a difference of 104 deaths. (See link for article)
The confusion and fear-mongering continue – based on fallacies.
The inflation problem goes back to the beginning of the pandemic.
It’s the comorbidity effect — the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases. When serious health conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease meet COVID-19, well, it can be like throwing gasoline on a fire.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean COVID is the primary cause of death.
As Wisconsin Spotlight reported in May, Milwaukee County Medical Examiners office data obtained by CRG Network (Citizens for Responsible Government) found that residents 65 and over made up 75 percent of 193 COVID-19-related deaths in Milwaukee County. All but four of the victims had at least one underlying health condition.
Underlying conditions included cancer, COPD, heart attacks, stroke, congestive heart failure. Many of the victims were obese, many morbidly obese. The No. 1 comorbidity among the deceased was high blood pressure; No. 2 was diabetes.
“Moreover, 78% of intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and 94% of deaths (where complete information on underlying conditions or risk factors was available) occurred in those with at least one underlying health condition,” the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology reported in May.
DHS acknowledges that they’re dumping comorbidity deaths into the COVID-19 pot.
Keep in mind that testing for COVID-19 is still abysmal: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/08/09/gov-mike-dewine-of-ohio-tests-positive-then-negative-for-coronavirus/
Mistakes/inaccuracies are being made left and right: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/07/29/dane-county-catches-up-on-covid-19-testing-backlog-counts-17000-more-negative-results-oops/
More and more data show COVID isn’t nearly as lethal as once thought: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/09/05/ucla-study-finds-for-average-50-64-year-old-chances-of-dying-from-covid-19-are-1-in-19-1-million/