Joe West has been spouting off about COVID-19 and regurgitating unfounded talking points over the last few days. On Thursday, the Major League Baseball Umpires Association distanced itself from the veteran umpire's comments without mentioning him by name.

West has now claimed he doesn't believe people have really been dying from coronavirus and that hospitals have just labeling anyone who died as having the virus for monetary gain. Neither of those suggestions are backed up by facts.