Padding the Stats 

Friday, April 17th, 2020

In Chile, those who die from COVID-19 are being counted among the “recovered”.

“We have 898 patients who are no longer contagious, who are not a source of contagion for others and we include them as recovered. These are the people who have completed 14 days of diagnosis or who unfortunately have passed away,” Mañalich announced at a press conference.

Perhaps something was lost in translation here? If not, that’s quite an expansive definition of the word “recovered”.

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