I’ve had enough. The media continue to report what they consider the death toll from the Wuhan virus, despite the fact that it is fiction and defies basic tenets of scientific integrity. Back in October, Senator Hirono repeated, again, the “over 200,000” deaths statistic. This is a lie. I’ll explain why, but first let me tell you what qualifies me to know it’s a lie. From 1964 to 1970, in high school and college, I worked as an autopsy assistant at St. Vincent’s Hospital on 12th Street in New York City, a few blocks from my own address on 14th. After getting married and moving a few times, I went to work in the Medical Examiner’s Office in Freehold, N.J., both as a tech and an in-house investigator dealing with forensic cases. From there I went to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Newark supervising several disciplines. Finally, in 1992, I was hired as the chief investigator for the Medical Examiner’s Office in Fulton County, Georgia, in the city of Atlanta. Along the way, I taught many classes in death investigation and served in several posts within the federal team that responded to mass fatalities.