When a patient dies, it’s time to call the coroner

When a woman’s body was discovered in a freezer, she was discovered by a neighbour, a woman with a medical degree who had recently undergone surgery.

And while it’s hard to imagine anyone reading this article not thinking of the woman’s family and friends, the fact is that they are missing from this investigation. 

It is, however, a fact that can’t be ignored.

The Cuyahogans have always been at the forefront of coronavirus investigations.

They were first in the US to discover the first known case of the virus in the state, in 1976.

It’s only now, after years of work, that they’ve become the first state in the country to report a death from the virus.

But the number of coronavia cases in Ohio has soared since the state began its coronavir-related response in 2014, with at least three people having died in the last two months. 

For the most part, these coronavivirus deaths are due to lack of care.

Ohioans who live in the Ohio-Michigan border region, for instance, face far higher rates of illness and death due to coronaviral-related causes than the rest of the state. 

In some ways, this has been a good thing. 

“If you are a medical doctor or an emergency physician, you probably have a lot of patients that have died because they didn’t have access to the best care,” says Dr. Paul Czerniak, a professor of medicine at the University of Ohio School of Medicine and the former chair of the Ohio State University Emergency Medicine department.

“They don’t have a whole lot of options for medical care, so they may have had an illness or they may not have had the right treatment options available.” 

For those that have been infected, it may be easier to access treatment in a state where they have a greater opportunity to get the medical care they need.

In other states, however and especially for those with a lot more healthcare costs, the answer may be a different one.

“In most of the states, the amount of money you need to pay for a healthcare visit or a prescription is higher than it is in Ohio,” says Czorniak.

“The more you have, the less you have to pay, so you may be in a position where you can’t afford the healthcare, or you may have no choice but to go elsewhere for treatment.” 

And it’s not just Ohioans. 

Ohio is also the home state of a number of vaccine manufacturers.

And the state’s population is far more likely to be infected than the general population. 

And because of that, Ohioans living in the border region may have a lower chance of getting the vaccine. 

So how does a state like Ohio protect its citizens from the disease? 

Czernak believes there are a number measures it can take. 

One of the first is to increase awareness.

“When you have the flu, it can be hard to see symptoms,” he says.

“But for a vaccine, you can actually see them.” 

Another thing is to make sure that patients get the correct type of vaccine, or if they are in need of it, that their care is not interrupted.

“When someone is in the emergency department, you don’t know if they have influenza or a cold, but if they’re in a room full of people with flu and are being taken to the emergency room, you know that there is influenza,” he explains. 

Lastly, the state should be more transparent about how it collects information about coronavviruses. 

The Ohio Health Department has previously said that it has not been able to collect all the information needed to identify coronavavirus cases. 

But, as Czenniak explains, the data that is collected is often incomplete, or not accurate.

“The most recent data I can get is from September 20, 2019,” he notes.

“So, there is not a complete record.

The data is not collected and there are gaps in it.” 

So, to make things better, the Ohio Department of Health and Environment (OHEDE) has launched a pilot program to gather data about coronavia and the coronaviroscopic disease.

The pilot program will be running in Ohio from September 23-27. 

As of October 6, OHEDE has collected the following information about the coronavia outbreak: •The number of confirmed and suspected coronavovirus cases and deaths in Ohio and the national total of confirmed coronavillosis cases.