Monday, July 27, 2020

Tricare Tells 600,000 People They Tested Positive for Coronavirus When They DIDN'T

“In an attempt to educate beneficiaries who live close to convalescent plasma donation centers about collection opportunities, you received an email incorrectly suggesting you were a COVID-19 survivor. You have not been identified as a COVID-19 survivor and we apologize for the error and any confusion it may have caused,” the company wrote. 
Marvin Hill, Humana’s corporate communications lead, said the company apologizes “for the confusion caused by the original message,” which was sent to recipients based on their proximity to a plasma collection facility and not “on any medical information or diagnosis.” 
“As a part of an effort to educate military beneficiaries about convalescent plasma donation opportunities, Humana was asked to assist our partner, the Defense Health Agency. 
Language used in email messages to approximately 600k beneficiaries gave the impression that we were attempting to reach only people who had tested positive for COVID-19. 
We quickly followed the initial email with a clear and accurate second message acknowledging this. We apologize,” Hill said in a statement sent to
Dozens of Florida labs reporting 100% positivity for Covid tests. Gosh, you’d almost think they were incentivized to produce positive results with an outcome like that. 
In California, antibody tests (which test if someone previously had Covid) have been rolled in to the total of active Covid tests. 
In Texas too. Is Texas Inflating Its COVID-19 Testing Numbers by Including Antibody Tests? 
And in Hamilton County Tennessee, the published number of Covid-positive hospital patients includes those who are merely suspected of having Covid.

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