Break down and proved of cause of death including the list of death that include with a positive test of covid 19

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Department of Health and Social Care should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Please provide a list of all death associated with covid 19. Please break this down to the comorbidities and not just specify as everything as covid 19 deaths which clearly they are not. Please list the actual cause of death and the number of each cause of death i.e cancer, heart attack etc.. And can you please supply the actual number of death caused by Covid, not those with comorbidities. And please explain why you are not preform autopsies on each death the confrim.

Why is the Government not breaking these down to each cause. And any why are you insisting that every death is covid.

Yours faithfully,

Shane Fallas

Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Mr Fallas,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref: FOI-1285264).

Yours sincerely, 

Charlotte Chow
Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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Department of Health and Social Care

Our ref: DE-1292536
 
Dear Mr Fallas,
 
Thank you for your correspondence of 14 January about face coverings and
social distancing. I have been asked to reply.

I appreciate your concerns.

The Freedom of Information Act only applies to recorded information such
as paper or electronic archive material.  As your correspondence asked for
general information, rather than requesting recorded information or
documentation, it did not fall under the provisions of the Act.

The Government published guidance on face coverings, explaining what the
coverings are, their role in reducing the transmission of COVID-19, the
settings in which they are recommended, and how they should be safely used
and stored. This is in addition to social distancing and good hand
hygiene, as face coverings can help people protect one another in indoor
environments.

Face coverings can be a fabric covering such as a scarf or bandana, but
these must cover the nose and mouth. The Government is encouraging people
to make their own face coverings at home, using readily available textiles
that can be washed and reused after every use. Guidelines on how to make
such coverings can be found at www.gov.uk by searching for ‘how to wear
and make a cloth face covering’. The Government are also urging people not
to purchase medical or surgical masks as these must be reserved for health
and social care workers who face the greatest risk.

The Government understands that these are difficult times and that the
measures people are being asked to take are very disruptive to normal
life. However, it is vital those who are most vulnerable are protected,
and people are therefore being asked to act in the interests of everyone
in society.

I hope this reply is helpful.

Yours sincerely,

 
Lucy Ogan
Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries
Department of Health and Social Care
 

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Department of Health and Social Care

Our ref: DE-1292541
 
Dear Mr Fallas,
 
Thank you for your correspondence of 14 January about FOI. I have been
asked to reply and I apologise for the delay in doing so.

I appreciate your concerns.

Unfortunately, Covid-19 is not currently included in the ICD 10 code for
diseases and or infectious diseases.  This is the reason for that no one
has performed the correct testing to confirm Covid-19 is an infectious
disease.
The Freedom of Information Act only applies to recorded information such
as paper or electronic archive material.  As your correspondence asked for
general information, rather than requesting recorded information or
documentation, it did not fall under the provisions of the Act.
The Act does not cover unrecorded information that officials may remember,
opinions that officials might have, official advice (apart from past
advice the Department of Health has given, where a record of this has been
kept) or requests for an official policy statement (again, apart from past
policy statements, where a record has been kept).  There is no obligation
under the FOI Act for public authorities to create new information.
I am sorry I cannot be more directly helpful.

Yours sincerely,
 
Brigit Szymczak
Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries
Department of Health and Social Care
 

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