“Our doctors get more money if someone dies from Kovid. You know, right? I mean my doctors are very intelligent people. So what they do is they excuse me, but everyone dies with Kovid,” Trump said. Without any evidence at a rally in Waterford Township, Michigan.
The statement represents a spectacular attack on medical workers as there is no evidence to support the President’s claim and the country has been facing its worst public health emergency for over 100 years. As of Friday evening, more than 90,000 Americans were suffering from the new daily maximum of Kovid-19 and at least 929 deaths had been reported, according to Johns Hopkins University figures. Two states, South Dakota and Wyoming, recorded the highest number of deaths on Thursday.
Fall and Winter Medical professionals have long been concerned about the implications of fall and winter coronavirus cases as temperatures drop across the country and people begin to spend more time indoors, where the virus can spread more easily. The country is now facing that spike – five days after the highest number of Kovid-19 cases were reported last week.
The president of the American Medical Association, anonymous, has denied allegations that doctors are increasing the number of Kovid-19 patients they treat – calling such rumors “harmful, outrageous and completely misleading.”
“Physicians – in the midst of a public health crisis – are accused of lying that COVID-19 is outnumbering patients or that it is malicious, outrageous and completely misleading to block their pockets,” said Dr. Susan Bailey, president of the American Medical Association, in a written statement.
“Throughout this epidemic, doctors, nurses and frontline health care workers risked their health, their safety and their lives to treat their patients and defeat the deadly virus,” Bailey said.
During his campaign, Trump blamed other countries for coronavirus deaths among other causes, but in the United States, doctors choose Kovid-19 because they get extra funding.
“In Germany and elsewhere, if you have a heart attack, or if you have cancer, you’ve sick, you catch Kovid, they say you died of cancer, you died of a heart attack. With us, Kovid when in doubt. This is true, no, it’s true now. “Oh, he’s terrible for what he said, but it’s true. It’s more than $ 2,000, so you get more money,” Trump said.
However, if those with a pre-existing condition have Kovid come and die, the cause of their death is Kovid-19. Although the person may eventually die from a pre-existing condition – for example, heart disease – the coronavirus is determined to kill them and cause their death.
“The root cause of death has finally started the chain of events that led to the death of the individual. In 92% of all deaths mentioned about Kovid-19, Kovid-19 is listed as the root cause of death,” said Bob Anderson, chief statistician of deaths at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month. Said in a statement given to CNN.
This is not the first time Trump has questioned the accuracy of the US Covid-19 death toll.
“We report them and you know – doctors get more money, and hospitals get more money. Think about this incentive,” Trump said last Saturday. “This country and their reporting systems are not really doing it right.”