Well this is weird. A Florida health official accidentally let it slip that a person listed as dying from the coronavirus was actually in a motorcycle accident.
Here’s what they found over at Fox 35:
A person who died in a motorcycle accident was added to Florida’s COVID-19 death count, according to a state health official.
FOX 35 News found this out after asking Orange County Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino whether two coronavirus victims who were in their 20s had any underlying conditions. One of his answers surprised us.
“The first one didn’t have any. He died in a motorcycle accident,” Pino said.
Dr. Pino was asked if the man’s data was removed.
“I don’t think so. I have to double-check,” Pino said. “We were arguing, discussing, or trying to argue with the state. Not because of the numbers — it’s 100…it doesn’t make any difference if it’s 99 — but the fact that the individual didn’t die from COVID-19…died in the crash. But you could actually argue that it could have been the COVID-19 that caused him to crash. I don’t know the conclusion of that one.”
Yeah. Hmmm. Not… ideal. Now, to be fair the guy says he doesn’t know if the death was taken off the rolls. And I don’t think this proves any of the zanier conspiracy theories out there that the coronavirus is a hoax made up by Bill Gates-aligned illuminati space-traveling shape-shifting lizard-aliens who like Sprite. BUT, it does show that we should take some of these stats coming out with a grain of salt.