CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/USA: “You know, some countries, they report differently. If somebody’s sick with a heart problem, and they die of COVID, they say, ‘They died of a heart problem.’ If somebody’s terminally ill with cancer, and they have COVID, we report them [as coronavirus deaths]. And you know, doctors get more money and hospitals get more money.
Think of this incentive. So some countries do it differently… So then you wonder, gee, I wonder why their cases are so low. This country and their reporting systems are really not doing it right. If somebody has a really bad heart, and they’re close to death, even if they’re not, but they have a very bad heart and they get COVID, they put it down to COVID.”
-Donald Trump as quoted by Factbase, “Speech: Donald Trump Holds a Campaign Rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin – October 24, 2020,” factba.se, Oct. 24, 2020