Comment by Joseph Pas (joseph-pas) on April Coronavirus Open Thread · 2020-04-08T02:47:55.921Z · LW · GW

Dr. Birx said in the press conference today that the US is counting any patient who dies with COVID-19 as dying of COVID-19. Are deaths during pandemics normally counted this way? Is it legitimate to call this number inflation--i.e., is there something fishy going on here--or is this standard practice?