Minnesota lawmakers say coronavirus deaths could be inflated by 40% after reviewing death certificates

Link: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/coronavirus-death-certificates-minnesota-inflated


Two Minnesota state lawmakers are calling for an audit of death certificates that were attributed to the coronavirus, saying COVID-19 deaths could have been inflated by 40%.

State Rep. Mary Franson and state Sen. Scott Jensen released a video last week revealing that after reviewing thousands of death certificates in the state, 40% did not have COVID-19 as the underlying cause of death.


Franson and Jensen noted in their video that while the deaths attributed to the virus appear inflated, this does not mean the virus should be treated without caution.

“The COVID-19 disease is real. There is no question,” Jensen said.

Author: Emma Colton

Publication Date: 22 December 2020

Publication Site: Washington Examiner