At Least Two States Come to Their Senses by Urging Reporting on “with COVID” vs “from COVID” Hospitalizations
Why wasn’t it federal policy, starting two years ago, to report actionable/accurate data instead of misleading/dishonest data?* Rational decisions cannot be made with highly subjective (biased!) and/or outright wrong data. But at least it’s (maybe) going to change.
Of course, there mimght be a greater disparity of with vs from COVID now with Omicron, than with Delta/Alpha, but we’ll never know for sure.
* Perhaps because COVID terrorism needed the fake data to instill fear to garner public support for the carpet-bombing of America’s economy and liberties?
If you don’t trust FoxNews reporting it, follow the link to the video of Governor Hochul herself, around 14:30 mark.
Gov. Hochul says she wants to 'always be honest with New Yorkers about how bad this is'
"So we're looking at a critical moment, but we're going to start asking some questions. We talked about the hospitalizations. I have always wondered, we're looking at the hospitalizations of people testing positive in a hospital," Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul said Monday. "Is that person in the hospital because of COVID or did they show up there and are routinely tested and showing positive and they may have been asymptomatic or even just had the sniffles."
"Someone is in a car accident, they go to the emergency room, they test positive for COVID while they're there. They're not there being treated for COVID."
Hospitals must now clarify if patients with the virus came to the hospital due to symptoms of COVID or because of some other ailment... Hochul said she made random calls to a handful of hospital leaders about patient intake reporting and found 20%-to-50% differences in patients being treated for COVID versus patients being treated for other ailments and also testing positive.
"I just want to always be honest with New Yorkers about how bad this is. Yes, the sheer numbers of people infected are high, but I want to see whether or not the hospitalizations correlate with that," she said.
WIND: well, that’s a breath of fresh air from a politician. Usually it’s just intellectual flatulence.
Meanwhile, in AOC’s party state:
Fox News: DeSantis urges hospitals to distinguish those hospitalized due to COVID and those who just happen to have it
"I think that’s an important distinction to make when you have a variant like omicron which is much more widespread," DeSantis said. "You are going to have people who get into a car accident and go into the emergency room. They’re swabbing everybody, and you’re going to have people that have incidental positives."
The governor said the Jackson network anticipates "about half of their COVID-positive patients within their system were not being treated for COVID," which shows that hospital case numbers alone do not tell the whole story of the pandemic.
WIND: does this mean that all COVID data on hospital admissions was GIGO, and still will be until sane reporting policies are implemented?