George Floyd’s death generated two COVID-19 epidemic questions. First is an epidemiologic question, the second is medical one.
Will be there an outbreak of mass hospitalizations and many deaths from COVID-19 in the nearest future after apparent violation of social distancing by thousands with or without mask wearing? It does not matter that most of them are young because they come home to their siblings, parents, and grandparents.
According to the autopsy report, George Floyd “was known to be positive for 2019-nCoV RNA on 4/3/2020” Why? Where? What were the actions after? However, two months later “Viral testing (Minnesota Department of Health, postmortem nasal swab collected 5/26/2020): positive for 2019-nCoV RNA by PCR.”
Is this a new infection? The autopsy has not revealed any morphological evidence of asphyxia caused by the police actions. Could not the COVID-19 infection precipitate the lethal outcome under conditions of significant occlusion of the coronary arteries (75 and even 90%%), as well as intoxication by drugs, according to the Toxicology Report?