I heard that doctors and hospitals are falsely claiming that both admissions and deaths are due to COVID-19 to make more money. Is that true?

Uncertainty and Misinformation

A: No. Healthcare professionals and hospitals are not inflating the numbers of COVID-19 cases to make more money. If anything, the number of cases and deaths are undercounted. Many hospitals lost money during the pandemic. Sadly, the rumor that clinicians and hospitals are inflating the number of COVID-19 deaths and cases to make more money