Washington State – May 22
Washington State officials admit to counting GUNSHOT DEATHS in Covid-19 tally. Health officials in Washington state said they are reassessing their Covid-19 fatality data after noting that people who died of gunshot wounds were inexplicably included in the figures.
“We currently do have some deaths that are being reported that are clearly from other causes. We have about 5 deaths… that we know of that are related to obvious other causes. In this case, they are from gunshot wounds,” Dr. Katie Hutchison, health statistics manager for the Washington State Department of Health.
She further stated that there are a number of nuances to the data that we report and often it is very difficult – especially quickly – to make an assessment on the cause of death.