Florida is one of the states currently experiencing a spike in Chinese Coronavirus cases. The number of positive Chinese Coronavirus cases began spiking in late-June, and the upward trend has continued for the last few weeks. Florida did report a record number of Chinese Coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, although the number of positive cases dropped significantly.
Are all of these new cases being reported actually new cases of the Chinese Coronavirus? One local news station, Fox 35 Orlando (one of the few I actually trust), investigated the numbers being reported by the Florida Department of Health. Turns out many labs in the Central Florida area are vastly inflating the number of positive Chinese Coronavirus tests they’re seeing.
After FOX 35 News noticed errors in the state’s report on positivity rates, the Florida Department of Health said that some laboratories have not been reporting negative test result data to the state.
Countless labs have reported a 100 percent positivity rate, which means every single person tested was positive. Other labs had very high positivity rates. FOX 35 News found that testing sites like one local Centra Care reported that 83 people were tested and all tested positive. Then, NCF Diagnostics in Alachua reported 88 percent of tests were positive.
How could that be? FOX 35 News investigated these astronomical numbers, contacting every local location mentioned in the report.
The report showed that Orlando Health had a 98 percent positivity rate. However, when FOX 35 News contacted the hospital, they confirmed errors in the report. Orlando Health’s positivity rate is only 9.4 percent, not 98 percent as in the report.
The report also showed that the Orlando Veteran’s Medical Center had a positivity rate of 76 percent. A spokesperson for the VA told FOX 35 News on Tuesday that this does not reflect their numbers and that the positivity rate for the center is actually 6 percent.
Fox 35 doesn’t mention exactly how many labs are inflating their numbers to an insane degree, but they do state that “countless” labs are misrepresenting their numbers.
Small wonder, then, that Florida has become one of the Chinese Coronavirus “hot spots” in the country when labs are reporting that 100% of the people they test are positive.
The real question is whether or not these “errors” (re: lies) in reporting would be happening if Florida’s governor wasn’t a pro-Trump Republican who had the president’s ear on many issues.
I think we all know the answer to that.