Recent legislation in the US has revealed some very interesting information. Turns out hospitals have higher Medicare rates for Covid-19 patients, which means some hospitals are tempted to misdiagnose patients with the Coronavirus for financial gain.
Here's the summary of Minnesota's state senator’s recent interview on Fox News:
There are three questions that are raised from these facts and allegations:
If falsely diagnosing patients with Covid-19 is so beneficial, why is New York the only state allegedly practicing this?
If hospitals do get paid more for over-reporting the number of Covid-19 positive patients, does it automatically mean they are abusing the system?
Why do unfounded allegations spread like fire on social media?
Anything beyond this point would be guesswork. The best thing we can do is monitor changes. The only reason why fake news is so prevalent is because people don't take the time to dive deeper into whatever information they receive.
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The New York Times published a very interesting graph. It depicts the increase of death count from the trend of the last 5 years to be 23,000. 18,706 cases are those reported as Covid-19 deaths. A gap of 4,300 remains.
This means that if at all, the number of Corona-related deaths were undercounted, which means the real number of death cases is higher than the hospitals report, so the numbers reported by hospitals are lower than the reality, and not higher as the conspiracy theory suggests. Do you agree?