I have been asking this question constantly for months on end which nobody seems to be able to answer, especially my local NHS trust and the Department of Health and Social Care:
Hello at ELHT
I am a patient of the East Lancashire Health Trust and I have e-mailed you a couple of times but have had no reply. I have a simple question which should be very easy to answer, "Yes" or "No". If I came into the Royal Blackburn Hospital as an emergency with a heart attack or stroke for example, and you tested me with a PCR Test for Covid19 and I subsequently died in the hospital or within 28 days, would I be classed as a Covid19 case and go down on your statistics as such? If I came into the hospital with the flu as it is now coming up to the flu season and again, if I tested positive to Covid19, would I still go down as a Covid19 case in your figures and not the flu? I did want to ask this very question to my consultant when he spoke to me on the telephone, but my appointment has now been cancelled in August, September and October with no date given for a future one.
Also, can any of you tell me why the Government or the the NHS would want to inflate the Covid19 death figures by recording them as dying of something they have not actually died of?? I ask this question every day, but nobody in the NHS or any of our 650 MPs have been able to answer me. Or maybe they just don't want to! I look forward to receiving your reply. A copy of this e-mail has also gone to my GP surgery, my MP and the Department of Health and Social Care. Surely somebody can answer this, or is there a code of silence??
Yours sincerely - GC
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