Wednesday, September 02, 2020

You Can Have Your Fill Of All The Food You Bring Yourself

I'm not surprised by indifference to Those People (whoever they are), and fully believe there is a big segment of elite Republicans who are quite excited about the Great Culling that is underway, but there's an "in your own base killing your own dudes" aspect to all of this that I don't get.
One attendee told Ernst during the question-and-answer period he believed COVID-19 cases and deaths are being overcounted, a theory discounted by medical professionals who say the actual numbers are probably much higher than official tallies.

“These health-care providers and others are reimbursed at a higher rate if COVID is tied to it, so what do you think they’re doing?” she told the crowd.

Asked to clarify her remarks after the event, Ernst said that’s “what I’ve heard” from health-care providers, but wasn’t sure if that meant numbers were being inflated.

“They do get reimbursed higher amounts if it’s a COVID-related illness or death,” she said. “I heard the same thing on the news. ... They’re thinking there may be 10,000 or less deaths that were actually singularly COVID-19. ... I’m just really curious. It would be interesting to know that.”