A man shot dead in an Auckland driveway has been included in the national statistics for COVID deaths because he had the infection at the time of the murder.
In a decision which has got many people scratching their heads the admission comes at a time when whistleblowers around the world are challenging the veracity of official COVID death statistics and cases.
As reported on One News yesterday:
‘Today the Ministry of Health added another death to its COVID-19 recording, but also said it was a case subject to a police investigation that’s ongoing.
One News understands that this is in relation to Operation Metals, a homicide investigation launched after a man named Robert Hart sustained serious gun shot injuries outside a New Lynn motel last week, and he died despite First Aid attempts.
Since his death health authorities say he’s tested positive for COVID-19. One News understands that several people are also isolating.
So then we have to ask how someone who sustained these types of injuries and then died ends up as part of our COVID-19 death tally. The Ministry of Health says that because under the World Health Organisations guidelines, anyone who dies while also having an ‘acute’ COVID-19 infection is recorded as part of a nations’ death tally, whatever the cause of death might be.
Now, exactly how this man died will be the subject of an ongoing police investigation, as well as an investigation by the coroner. Meanwhile three people have been charged in relation to the death, and police are still hunting for a fourth.’