Does anybody else think the 'Died within 28 days of a positive test' is simply to hide the truth?
A lot of people die from Covid-19 more than 28 days after their test: So why does this 28 days limit exist! This is madness.
- A HunchLv 72 months ago
The NHS is not limited to the "died" within 28 days definition. It can be:
1) A death in a person with a laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 and either: died within 60 days of the first specimen date or died more than 60 days after the first specimen date, only if COVID-19 is mentioned on the death certificate
2) or 28 days.
From a US standpoint where we don't have strict healthcare protocols we have people surviving and dying into the 90+ day of admission to the hospital.
-- because of NHS protocols maybe you stop treatment after 60 days would be the only way either of these definitions listed above make sense.
But also are you classifying all deaths within 28 days as covid related?
We had some problems with that in the USA, where the person died of an accident but had tested positive and were classified as a covid death.