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Dr. Birx: Gov't Is Counting Death of Anyone with Coronavirus as a COVID-19 Death, Regardless of Other Conditions

Added 04-08-20 11:45:03am EST - “'If someone dies with COVID-19, we are counting that as a COVID-19 death,' Dr. Deborah Birx said at the daily coronavirus task force briefing.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Dr. Birx: Gov't Is Counting Death of Anyone with Coronavirus as a COVID-19 Death, Regardless of Other Conditions”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Sarah Silbiger / Getty ImagesWhite House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx speaks at a news briefing with members of the White House coronavirus task force on April 4, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Sarah Silbiger / Getty Images)

As health experts develop statistics and models to track the impact of coronavirus on America, anyone who has the disease and dies will be counted as a COVID-19 death, regardless of what actually killed them.

Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, explained at Tuesday’s daily news briefing that not all countries are doing things the same way.

“I think in this country, we’ve taken a very liberal approach to mortality, and I think the reporting here has been pretty straightforward over the last five to six weeks,” Birx said.

“Prior to that, when there wasn’t testing in January and February, that’s a very different situation and unknown,” she added.

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