April 5, 2020

Did Connecticut's Governor Lie about Infant Death Linked to Coronavirus?

  • Flyover Country

By: Nate James

In Brief:

A heart-wrenching report about an infant dying from Coronavirus may not have gotten all the facts straight.

The Background:

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced an infant had died of Coronavirus in his state. Now, though, the child’s death is under investigation, and Lamont’s credibility is suspect.

The Hartford Courant reports:

Two days after Connecticut officials announced the death of a Hartford infant was potentially the youngest victim of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, questions remain about the 6-week-old baby’s exact cause of death.

An official cause of death remains outstanding pending toxicology results, and officials said it is possible the child died not from the virus but from an underlying condition, sudden infant death syndrome or positional asphyxiation.

Why It Matters:

Notable Quotes:

“Probably the youngest person ever to die of COVID has died here in Connecticut.”

  • Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont

Nate James writes from Texas.

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