Trump wildly claims doctors are profiting off COVID-19 deaths. Are you TRUMP supporters really so impressed with this clown?
President Trump has a disturbing and downright false explanation for why America's coronavirus deaths are continuing to rise.
While rallying in Michigan on Friday, Trump once again took aim at the U.S.'s coronavirus case and death counts, which are indisputably the highest in the world. But Trump didn't quite get the indisputable part of all that, claiming that doctors are only driving up death counts to make money.
A lot of COVID-19 deaths have also been attributed to other causes, or comorbidities, which some have taken to mean they aren't real COVID-19 deaths. Trump purported Friday that in Germany, those comorbidity deaths aren't treated as COVID-19 — which isn't true; Germany just had a very effective testing plan to curb coronavirus spread. But in the U.S., "our doctors get more money if somebody dies from COVID," Trump said to nods and agreement from the crowd. So doctors apparently claim "everybody dies of COVID-19" to drive numbers up, Trump said, with no proof whatsoever — and to the disgust of doctors who heard it.
- FoofaLv 71 month ago
Technically it's not the doctors but the hospitals that are inflating the COVID-19 numbers. But you do still have to blame the Trump administration for not predicting that its facility remuneration system would engender this type of fraud.
- Anonymous1 month ago
This isn't controversial. In the coronavirus/stimulus bill passed by congress, hospitals get paid a bonus for every covid-19 case they deal with.
This creates a clear financial incentive to report anything possible as covid-19. Hospitals are businesses, remember.
I laugh at your fake moral outrage.
By the way, the CDC has already admitted that the real number is not 200,000, but only about 6% of that. The 200,000 is the number of people who died after having tested positive for the virus at some point. The vast majority of them clearly died of something else.
Nice try, though. Jackass.