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  • Report: Medical examiner died from COVID-19 after being infected by corpse in Thailand-Article Recanted

    BANGKOK (Gray News) - A new report in the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine states a medical examiner likely died from COVID-19 after coming in contact with a deceased individual.
    ]A new report states a medical examiner likely died from COVID-19 after being infected by a corpse.

    This is likely the first known occurrence of death among personnel in a forensic unit.

    The medical examiner is from Bangkok, Thailand, and the report from March 20 states it was likely that the virus was transmitted through the direct exposure with the corpse because of the low number of cases at the time. Thailand only had 272 cases, and the only other medical professional who had the virus was a nurse assistant
    . Most COVID-19 case...
    Last edited by Treyfish; April 23, 2020, 07:05 PM.

  • #2
    This also occured in Iran with the evacuation of the train station due to the collapse of a coroner.

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    February 20th, 2020, 09:20 AM
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    A suspected coroner was taken to a hospital in Tehran from the subway

    TEHRAN, IRNA - The director of the Tehran Metro and Suburban Utilities Company said the patient was taken to the hospital from Shusha station with suspected coronavirus.

    "This morning a suspicious patient was seen at the Shusha subway station, who was immediately taken to hospital by emergency forces," Farnoush Nobakht told IRNA.

    He added that due to the station being cleaned, the subway was shut down for a few minutes.
    "The only security we have is our ability to adapt."


    • #3
      Scientists Now Say No, They Weren’t Reporting The First Case Of A Dead Body Spreading The Coronavirus

      The authors of the controversial report issued a correction saying their initial claims were misinterpreted. “This is really unusual, you don't publish a report that someone is dead and then say, no he isn't,” another scientist said.
      Dan Vergano
      Posted on April 23, 2020, at 7:36 p.m. ET A scientific journal has published a correction from two authors who had previously penned a short report suggesting that the coronavirus had spread from a corpse — a highly unusual measure only taken after a Thai journalist contacted BuzzFeed News about the accuracy of the journal’s report.

      On April 12, the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine announced “the first report on COVID-19 infection and death among medical personnel in a Forensic Medicine unit,” which BuzzFeed News reported the next day. The authors of the report, Won Sriwijitalai of the RVT Medical Center in Bangkok and Viroj Wiwanitkit of Hainan Medical University in China, linked the death to “contact with biological samples and corpses.”

      ...“The authors regret that the article might not have good writing for clarification in the primary text and it might result in misinterpretation,” they wrote. “The authors did not mean to suggest that the victim had died, and that the authors do not know for sure and cannot scientifically confirm that the virus moved from the dead body.”

      Asked about the correction, the journal’s editor, Tim Thompson, a professor of applied biological anthropology at Teesside University in the UK, said by email, “We have been chasing this down this past week. We’re hoping this will clear the situation up now.”...


      • #4
        Look at the full PPE worn by all personnel all over the world who are handling bodies of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infected patients. This is not normal attire.