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marble falls

(58,803 posts)
Fri May 1, 2020, 04:48 PM May 2020

Florida curtails reporting of coronavirus death numbers by county medical examiners

Florida curtails reporting of coronavirus death numbers by county medical examiners
David Knowles

https://www.yahoo.com/news/florida-curtails-reporting-of-coronavirus-death-numbers-by-county-medical-examiners-173503327.html

Yahoo NewsMay 1, 2020, 12:35 PM CDT


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The death count compiled by the Medical Examiners Commission was often found to be higher than the figures provided by Florida’s Department of Health, the Tampa Bay Times reported, prompting a review of the data and a suspension of its publication.

State officials have not specified what they find objectionable about the medical examiners’ count, nor when they might allow it to be made public again, the Times said.

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Dr. Stephen Nelson, chairman of the state Medical Examiners Commission, told the Tampa Bay Times that state officials informed him that they would remove the cause of death and a description of each case from statistics published by the examiners.

“This is no different than any other public record we deal with,” Nelson said. “It’s paid for by taxpayer dollars and the taxpayers have a right to know.”

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Florida curtails reporting of coronavirus death numbers by county medical examiners (Original Post) marble falls May 2020 OP
So, who exactly does our government work for? spanone May 2020 #1
Massacre Mitch will answer that; he'd like you to do him a favor, though. Hermit-The-Prog May 2020 #7
Just... Newest Reality May 2020 #2
Donald Trump Jr. the Governor of Floriduh. gibraltar72 May 2020 #3
What dead bodies? C_U_L8R May 2020 #4
I don't think they've been doing anything Phoenix61 May 2020 #5
Lede is wrong. It should be... Grins May 2020 #6

Newest Reality

(12,712 posts)
2. Just...
Fri May 1, 2020, 05:02 PM
May 2020

Just sweep the blood under the carpet and hope it doesn't bleed through? Try new, impermeable AstroTurf Xtra(tm) for your death denying needs.

gibraltar72

(7,537 posts)
3. Donald Trump Jr. the Governor of Floriduh.
Fri May 1, 2020, 05:05 PM
May 2020

is massaging the numbers. He has been for a month. He's getting away with it.

Phoenix61

(17,091 posts)
5. I don't think they've been doing anything
Fri May 1, 2020, 05:28 PM
May 2020

wrong, yet. This is a way to control the body count as they lift stay-at-home orders.

Grins

(7,380 posts)
6. Lede is wrong. It should be...
Fri May 1, 2020, 05:32 PM
May 2020

“Florida REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR Curtails reporting of coronavirus death numbers by county medical examiners.”

Because who else has that authority...?

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