And the family takes them to task!- CBC
Nine months after being diagnosed with a Stage 4 brain tumour and two days after his family says he tested positive for COVID-19, Nathanael Spitzer of Ponoka, Alta., died in hospital.
When Dr. Deena Hinshaw told Albertans earlier this week that the 14-year-old had died of COVID-19, the province’s chief medical officer of health triggered a wave of controversy over how coronavirus deaths are reported.
Hinshaw told a news conference on Tuesday that the boy had complex, pre-existing medical conditions that contributed to his death. Her comments renewed a debate surrounding Alberta’s practice of reporting on comorbidities.
The boy’s family publicly called on Hinshaw to retract her statement, suggesting that Nathanael had died of cancer, not COVID-19.
I’m quite sure the family knew their child/son/brother died of cancer. And understandably they were shocked, disgusted and further hurt by this manipulative presentation
‘We just want the truth to come out’
Simone Spitzer accused the province of spreading “fake news” about her younger brother, who had been in hospital since August.
Only 3.8 per cent of Alberta’s COVID-19 deaths have involved no comorbidities. More than 74 per cent of all COVID-19 deaths in the province have involved three or more pre-existing conditions.
Considering the comorbidites involved an influenza virus, as an example, could push these persons further then their bodies could take.
And we would NOT HAVE HEARD A PEEP ABOUT IT. CRICKETS…
Additionally the 3.8 percent that ALLEGEDLY involved ‘no comorbidites’ could have been drug users or had other issues. We simply do not know.
This spin, as manipulative and fear mongering as it is, needs to stop
Check the chart below at the CBC link, it is interactive.