Los Angeles County backtracks on teen coronavirus death claim
Added 03-25-20 06:22:02pm EST - “Los Angeles County officials say they no longer are including a 17-year-old boy in the tally of coronavirus deaths until they do more to determine his precise cause of death.” - Washingtontimes.com
CLICK TO SHARE
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County officials say they no longer are including a 17-year-old boy in the tally of coronavirus deaths until they do more to determine his precise cause of death.
The county’s public health director, Barbara Ferrer, said Wednesday that she’s asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the death of the youth from the desert city of Lancaster.
She said that while the child did test positive for the coronavirus, there were “extenuating circumstances that pointed to an alternative diagnosis as well.”
TOP STORIES GOP details Pelosi's $2.5 trillion 'socialist wish list' in coronavirus aid package 'It's about COVID': Nancy Pelosi retreats on stimulus 'wish list' Dr. Deborah Birx earns applause from vast majority of news organizations
Gov. Gavin Newsom chided county officials, calling the backtrack a reminder that “in this moment it’s not just speed, it’s accuracy that must be front and center.”
Anonymous comments are welcome, just check the "Comment Anonymously" box before submitting your comment. If you don't see any comments yet, congrats! You get first comment. Be nice and have fun.
CLICK TO SHARE