An Austrian court has said that committing suicide is a right of “self determination” and that obtaining help is part of that right.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, at least 1,707 people died from the coronavirus on Tuesday.
A headline in the Mercury News about assisted suicide exclaims: “How Doctors are Fixing How We Die.”
Deaths caused by people blocked from needed health care should not be labeled COVID-19 deaths. They are more appropriately tagged “lockdown deaths.”
The decline in coronavirus cases is likely due to a combination of decreased transmission and lower testing numbers.
16,000 of those coronavirus deaths have occurred in New York, one of the hardest hit states with more than 260,000 cases.
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In an interview Friday with the Xinhua state news agency, officials pointed to unreported deaths at homes as the reason for the revision.
The worldwide death count has surpassed 128,000, while more than 500,000 people have recovered. The U.S. accounts for approximately 30 percent of global cases.