Health officials in Washington are wrapped up in a scandal, they’ve been inflating their coronavirus death toll.
In the spring a report showed that the Washington Department of Health was attributing every person that died and tested positive for the coronavirus as a COVID death. Washington’s data showed that the percent was off by as much as 13%, even gunshot deaths were being tallied as a coronavirus death.
Publicly, Governor Jay Inslee claimed that the report was “malarkey” however, internal emails tell a very different story.
Emails obtained by the Freedom Foundation showed that Department of Health officials admitted to each other that the report was “correct.” DOH officials very quietly – without making an announcement – adjusted the death tally.
The State has begun to audit their results and even removed some deaths from the count, DOH is not giving any reason for why the death toll was inflated.
“Make no mistake. This isn’t an innocent accounting error we’re talking about”, said Aaron Withe, Freedom Foundation National Director. “This is a state agency under the authority of Gov. Jay Inslee that continues to misrepresent the number of people who have died of COVID even after it was already caught doing the same thing.”
Withe continued, “It’s a nakedly political act intended to scare the public into letting him continue to abuse the almost unlimited “emergency powers” that have needlessly bankrupted thousands of Washington businesses and thrown tens of thousands of its residents out of work.”
The Freedom Foundation hasn’t backed off either.
In a new report, the Foundation found that 170 death certificates marked as COVID casualties had no reference to the Wuhan Virus being the cause of death.
From the Freedom Foundation:
The probe found that 170 death certificates contained no reference whatsoever to COVID-19. Another 171 only referenced COVID-19 as a “contributing factor” and not part of the causal chain of events leading to death.
Dozens of other death certificates for fatalities attributed by DOH to COVID-19 indicate the death had only a questionable or minimal connection to the virus.
Even as the Freedom Foundation was preparing to make its latest findings public, DOH on Dec. 10 announced once again that it was making changes to its reporting procedures and expected to reduce its death count by approximately 200.
Democrats claim they are using science to make their decision however, the data they are using is corrupted.