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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

State officials have stopped releasing the list of coronavirus deaths being compiled by Florida's medical examiners, which has at times shown a higher death toll than the state's published count. The list had previously been released in real time by the state Medical Examiners Commission. But earlier this month, after the Tampa Bay Times reported that the medical examiners' death count was 10 percent higher than the figure released by the Florida Department of Health, state officials said the list needed to be reviewed and possibly redacted. They've now been withholding it for nine days, without providing any of the information or specifying what they plan to remove.



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Why should we not be allowed to know the truth about the disease here in Florida? Pure partisan politics is all this is really about.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-29 01:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Drag them all out to the beach and arrange them like they were doing the night-time nasty. Let every grandfather be toasted as a hero...

#2 | Posted by catdog at 2020-04-29 02:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Good thinking Florida!

The less transparency the better in a pandemic.

Thank you for sacrificing yourselves for the rest of us.

It will be interesting to see how bad the second wave of this pandemic will be.

We appreciate your self sacrificing patriotism to be guinea pigs and perform this grand experiment for the rest of us to watch and learn from.

And while I appreciate all your sacrifices ahead I didn't really need you to die for me.

I can read and I have access to the history of the 1017 pandemic so I already know what will happen.

Anyway. Good luck. Sorry that the odds are not in your favor.

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-29 02:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

1017 = 1918. Doh!

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-29 02:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I doubt it's only 10%, probably under reporting by double the the reported number. Been saying for weeks the red states are seriously underreporting their numbers. (R)tards can never be trusted. Snakes, all of them!

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-29 02:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Unemployment first, and now fatality rates?

Not a thin shred of morality left in anyone that still claims the Republican party as theirs.

#6 | Posted by YAV at 2020-04-29 03:04 PM | Reply

For all their complaining about Chy-Nuh, I wonder when JeffJ and RoC will stop in to criticize the commies running Flori-Duh for misleading, intentionally wrong info being released during the pandemic.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2020-04-29 04:36 PM | Reply

"Florida Silenced Medical Examiners on Coronavirus Deaths"

Why would China do this to us?

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-29 04:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Gov. DeSantis knows no shame. He's being a good little Trump-boy.

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-29 05:24 PM | Reply

Gov DeSantis press briefing: FACT versus FEAR mongering by the media and quoted with pretty pictures of fear mongering from this very same source in March.

#10 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2020-04-29 05:28 PM | Reply


Does make me wonder, though, what of significance happened in the year 1017?

#11 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-29 05:36 PM | Reply


What good are DeSantis' FACTS if Florida's medical Examiners have been silenced?

The only real FACT I know is that DeSantis and a meeting with Trump. I also know that DeSantis is indebted to Trump for all those extra truckloads of PPEs. I also know that Florida is a swing state and Trump is teeter-tottering in the polls. I also know that DeSantis has received his marching orders to make Trump (and the Republican down ticket) APPEAR a better choice in November.

Since I also know that silencing is a typical Trump modus operandi, there is absolutely nothing DeSantis says that can be taken as the truth.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-29 07:58 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

FFS. Numbers don't lie, MSM does. Tootles.

#13 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2020-04-29 08:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

FFS. Numbers don't lie, MSM does. Tootles.

#13 | Posted by gracieamazed

Yeah remember when the MSM said trump paid stormy daniels $300k and trump said he paid her $0?

Who was lying?

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-04-29 08:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

They'll release the numbers AFTER the November election.


#15 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-04-29 09:45 PM | Reply

Numbers don't lie, MSM does.

In your home state of Florida, Fox News won the right to lie, in court.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-30 12:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And Trump DEMANDS that all his lapdogs lie ~ not that they needed any encouragement. DeSantis is looking after himself, too.

#17 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-30 05:34 AM | Reply

With a little grooming at Trump's pet salon, DeSantis might even get a blue ribbon at the U.S. Senate Dog Show ~ Hound Dog category.

#18 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-30 05:41 AM | Reply

FFS. Numbers don't lie, MSM does. Tootles.


Said on a thread about medical examiners being told not to report COVID deaths.

And Jeff somehow says you're not stupid. Are you just dishonest then?

#19 | Posted by jpw at 2020-04-30 09:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

FFS. Numbers don't lie...


And guns don't kill. So what is your point?

Trump lies and hundreds of thousands die.


#20 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-30 12:16 PM | Reply

Pretty soon we will have "official" numbers that have no bearing on reality. Oops, that's been the case about unemployment and GDP for like,years now.

If Trump wins,we could have 10,000,000 deaths and the official count would be like 400,000.

#21 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-04-30 12:59 PM | Reply

FFS. Numbers don't lie, MSM does. Tootles.

#13 | POSTED BY Comrade GRACIE

But you sure as s**t do!

By the way when you have to bring up the MSM is an argument, you've lost all credibility and lost said argument you Fox News/Infowars zombie! M

Go deport yourself sir!

#22 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-30 04:32 PM | Reply

"Since I also know that silencing is a typical Trump modus operandi, there is absolutely nothing DeSantis says that can be taken as the truth."

When he ordered Medical Examiners to not report the true numbers he has lost what little smidgen of credibility he had left. Sychophantic Trump Ass Kissing Liar is the best that can be said of DeSantis today.

#23 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-01 08:22 AM | Reply

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