It's like they're taunting us now.
According to MailOnline, the man was working on a house in Croatia as part of a work crew and fell off his ladder. Medics were called but were unable to revive him and he was declared dead at the scene.
The required Covid test was performed and the man tested positive for the virus. A later autopsy revealed the man had been suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome, or "ARDS," which is often triggered by Covid.
As such, doctors decided "unequivocally" that the blame lay with Covid.
While it's unlikely that the doctors were members of the American Medical Association, that would explain a lot.
The incident was reported in the Journal of Forensic Pathology, which had found that while the man had experienced some head trauma and other injuries, it was definitely the Covid that had killed him.
Professor Paul Hunter, of the University of East Anglia, asked the poignant question,
"But why did he fall from the ladder? Was it a heart attack caused by Covid-19 (these do occur) or was he ill and shaky from his acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and that led to his fall?"
Could be! I've fallen from a ladder once or twice, maybe I had Covid, too! Or I slipped. But, probably Covid now that I'm thinking about it.
Just to recap, a man who, although he was showing some symptoms and had ARDS, nonetheless was still robust enough to be working at a building site, and just dropped dead of Covid. That, or the Covid made him slip and fall off the ladder. Maybe.
But definitely, falling off the ladder isn't what killed him. We know that "unequivocally." Time to update those statistics!
Probably the most important thing to think about is to not think about it. Just accept what the doctors tell you with complete credulity and "listen to the science," by which they mean, "listen to whatever we say the science is."
Oh, and put on your mask.