Health officials in Colorado claimed the drunk man died of the coronavirus when his blood alcohol level was seven times the legal limit
- Montezuma County coroner George Deavers found that Sebastian Yellow, 35, who tested positive for COVID-19, died of acute alcohol poisoning
- Deavers’ study found Yellow’s blood alcohol content to be 0.55, which is about seven times the legal limit
- However, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment categorized Yellow’s death as due to COVID-19 and updated the daily count
- There are 20,475 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Colorado, which is blamed for 1,062 deaths
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Colorado state health officials are being challenged by a medical examiner because they say a man who tested positive for the coronavirus succumbed to the deadly infection when investigations revealed that he literally drank himself to death.
Montezuma County coroner George Deavers conducted an investigation that found 35-year-old Sebastian Yellow had died of acute alcohol poisoning after his blood alcohol level returned to 55. That is approximately seven times the legal limit.
Yellow’s body was found by police in a public park in Cortez on May 4.
However, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment categorized Yellow’s death as due to COVID-19 and the information was used to update the state’s death toll from the virus.
Montezuma County coroner George Deavers (pictured) investigated a study that found 35-year-old Sebastian Yellow died of acute alcohol poisoning after his blood alcohol levels returned to 0.55. That is approximately seven times the legal limit
Sebastian Yellow’s body was found by police in a public park in Cortez on May 4. Yellow is depicted in an undated photo
“I don’t see any reason for this,” says Deavers KCNC.
There are 20,475 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Colorado, which is blamed for 1,062 deaths.
Across the country, there are 1,451,988 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, which is blamed for 86,719 deaths.
The coroner’s challenge of how Yellow’s death was attributed to the coronavirus, when in fact he died from drinking, is because the state is being scrutinized for reclassifying deaths contrary to what doctors have already determined.
A study found that state health officials reclassified three Centennial nursing home deaths as COVID-19 deaths after the doctors determined they were not related to coronavirus, KCNC reports.
Each of the dead residents had tested positive for the coronavirus, but their deaths were blamed on other causes by other doctors, KCNC, who conducted the study.
The state’s official census then increased the number of coronavirus deaths in the Someren Glen facility from four to seven, based on the disputed deaths.
Rep. Mark Baisley, a Republican representing the counties of Douglas and Teller, wrote to prosecutor George Brauchler of the 18th judicial district on Thursday, calling for a criminal investigation into the reclassification of the dead and criminal charges from the director of the state health service Jill Ryan.
Baisley accused Brauchler in a letter that the requalifications were “deliberate acts of certificate forgery.”
“I believe that these acts of wrongfully changing death certificates are criminal acts of extreme concern to you and my constituents. I hereby request that you investigate this case with a view to bringing criminal charges against Jill Ryan. ‘
At a news conference on April 7, Dr. Deborah Birx of President Donald Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force How Other Countries Classify Deaths According to U.S. Reporting.
At a news conference on April 7, Dr. Deborah Birx (Photo) from President Donald Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force How Other Countries Classify Deaths According to U.S. Reports
“There are other countries that, if you had a pre-existing condition and let’s say the virus made you go to ICU and then got a heart or kidney problem – some countries register that as a heart problem or a kidney problem and not dead from COVID-19, “Birx said first.
“Right now … if someone dies with COVID-19, we count it as a COVID-19 death,” she added, of the US report.
Because of that statement, some in the medical world wondered if the COVID-19 data would be skewed when counting the actual number of people who died of the virus.