TAMPA (WFLA)-The worrying thing is that more people die from the pandemic in Florida than we thought.
According to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state’s official death toll may drop by thousands.
Researchers are not saying that Florida is deceptive, but what is the cause of the coronavirus death?
Currently, Florida reports that 16,709 people have died directly from the virus. But the latest CDC study found that the true death toll may be even greater. Researchers believe that more than 6,152 Florida people have died this year. They are also considered victims of the pandemic.
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We asked USF Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Dr. Jason Salemi, to help us grasp the numbers and understand the true impact of COVID-1
“We believe that if it weren’t for the pandemic, these people would be alive. What caused their deaths?” Investigative reporter Mahsa Saeidi asked.
Professor Salemi said: “This is heart failure, pneumonia or influenza, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.”
“What is the relationship between these diseases and COVID-19?” Saidi asked.
Professor Salemi said: “It may be because of COVID-19, these people did not go to their primary care doctors or hospitals to seek the medical care they needed.”
Therefore, the FBI’s COVID-19 death toll is higher than the death toll in Florida because, unlike Florida, they include deaths indirectly caused by the virus.
Professor Salemi believes that Florida should not change the way it reports deaths.
Professor Salemi said: “I think their job is to accurately identify deaths for which COVID-19 is listed as the cause of death.” “I don’t think every state should report too many deaths, because this is more A complicated process.”
According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Floridans may also die from COVID-19, but the death certificate does not provide relevant information.
Therefore, the state’s official figures are not included.
At present, it is not clear how often underreporting actually occurs.
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