CA county admits many deaths not caused by COVID-19; cuts virus death toll by 25%

CA county admits many deaths not caused by COVID-19; cuts virus death toll by 25%
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[Ed. – Probably an accurate bellwether of most counties in America.  Nationwide, the same percentage of overcounted deaths would make the current death toll 450,000 instead of 598,000.]

A county in California has revised their COVID-19 death total down 25% — by 411 cases — after initially counting all deaths with a positive COVID-19 test as a COVID-related death.

Alameda County has changed their total deaths caused by the novel coronavirus from 1,634 to 1,223, according to the Los Angeles Times. …

Fox News noted Sunday … “The county previously included deaths of anyone infected with the virus, regardless of whether COVID-19 was a direct or contributing cause of death.”

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“There are definitely people who died from reasons that were clearly not caused by COVID,” said Alameda County Public Health Department spokeswoman Neetu Balram, according to The Oaklandside.

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