The state health department blamed the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the debacle, stating that the CDC had required them to report anyone who died with COVID-19 for “public health surveillance”.

“This information is required by the CDC and is crucial for public health surveillance, as it provides more information about disease transmission and can help identify risk factors among all deaths across populations,” the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment wrote in a statement published on their website.



Read more…