Turns out that down there the person who makes that determination has been bouncing around and the time for the reports to be turned in has lags….
The system in the state for tracking patients seems haphazard…
Florida Governor DeDantis has been boasting that his states numbers are dropping and he has worked hard to open of the state….
The Governor of New York is being investigated by his Attorney General and the FBI for issues with virus related data releases….
Anyone think that is gonna happen in Florida?
Are Floridians getting an accurate picture of who is dying from COVID-19 and when?
Florida in August changed its rules for determining whether someone died of COVID-19, moving that responsibility from public medical examiners to the doctors who treated the patients. The change was meant to relieve medical examiners who were swamped with COVID deaths, but it also created inconsistencies in how COVID deaths are documented and raised new questions about the accuracy and timeliness of the state’s COVID-19 death counts.
Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees this week ordered an investigation into delayed reporting of COVID deaths, noting that some are now being reported two months late. A spokesman for Gov. Ron DeSantis questioned how a death could be caused by COVID months after a positive test result. At the same time, health experts say it is more likely that Florida’s COVID deaths, now at more than 16,500, are understated….