I have worked in nothing but hospitals for the last 19 years. Over that time I have come to be friends with many high up administrators in multiple hospitals. This is what I have to say after many conversations with people I trust in healthcare.
- Covid 19 is real. Most people who get it have little to no symptoms. BUT the elderly, people with underlying conditions and a small handful of people have very bad outcomes.
- The numbers for the deaths from Covid are very inflated. When someone dies under normal circumstances hospitals usually have to fight for the money for treatment leading up to death.
When patient who dies and has Covid 19 marked on their death certificate it is a guaranteed pay day from the Federal government. Also every dollar that is spent by the hospital that is Covid related( whether it be treatment, upgrades to the building or getting catered food)is also guaranteed to be reimbursed.
Funny things happen when you dangle guaranteed money in front of the people that run hospitals. Have no doubts that the people that run hospitals care about little more then money.