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  • COVID-19 Deaths overstated!

    by Michael Thau

    As Tucker Carlson observed a few nights back, it’s obvious that the Democrats are trying to increase their chances in November by using COVID-19 as an excuse to inflict as much misery on voters as possible.

    Democrats understand that the unhappier Americans become, the more likely they are to win. Unhappy people want change. It’s not complicated. So every ominous headline about the state of the country makes it more likely that Donald Trump will lose his job. The more the people suffer, the greater Joe Biden’s advantage. Democrats have a strong incentive, therefore, to inflict as much pain as they can, and that’s what they are doing.

    The very same people who were saying we’d have over 2 million fatalities if nothing was done are now claiming Trump failed miserably because the virus’s official death tally is around 150,000.

    But we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that number represents a flagrant lie which vastly overstates the real one.

    And we need to learn by exactly how much.

    What we care about is how many people would still be alive if not for contracting the virus.

    What we’re getting is something else entirely.

    Few Americans know that a local CBS affiliate examined 589 alleged Palm Beach, Florida fatalities and discovered that far less than a third (169) had actually died of the virus.

    Most are also unaware that the COVID-19 death tally the media has terrorized them with for months includes motor-cycle fatalities and gunshot victims.

    But we have more than just anecdotal evidence that the real number of COVID-19 fatalities is many times lower than the the one the Democrats and media will use to undermine Trump’s chances in November.

    There are three factors that make the anecdotal evidence we’ve seen entirely predictable.

    Factor 1. If you die while diagnosed with COVID-19, it gets listed as a cause on your death certificate regardless of how mild your symptoms were or any proof that something else was the real culprit.

    According to Coronavirus Task Force coordinator, Dr. Birx herself:

    If someone dies with COVID-19, we are counting that as a COVID-19 death.

    The unofficial leader of our response to COVID-19, Dr. Fauci has said:

    I can’t imagine if someone comes in with coronavirus, goes to an ICU, and they have an underlying heart condition and they die—they’re going to say, ‘Cause of death: heart attack.’ I cannot see that happening.

    For whatever reason, the bureaucrats in charge have decided on guidelines that are bound to add a lot of people who would have died of some other disease anyway to COVID-19’s death tally. They haven’t just admitted it, they’ve practically bragged about it.

    So, of course, there will be gunshot victims, motor-cycle accident casualties, and fatalities from every other normally occurring cause of death taking up a lot and very likely the vast majority of the positions in COVID-19’s official death tally.

    Dying WITH the virus is being intentionally conflated with dying FROM it.

    As is dying without it:

    Factor 2. The CDC is explicitly directing doctors to list COVID-19 on death certificates even without any confirming test as long as they’ve “assumed” the patient had it.

    A March 24 Q&A style memo from the CDC instructing doctors on how to fill out death certificates was explicit:

    Q: Should “COVID-19” be reported on the death certificate only with a confirmed test?
    A: COVID-19 should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents where the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death.

    No reason for the “assumption” is required. And the emphasis at the end isn’t mine, it’s the CDC’s. COVID-19 diagnoses are being encouraged, not just without a test, but without any medical justification at all.

    They’re also being rewarded:

    Factor 3. Hospitals are being reimbursed for treating any uninsured patients they diagnose with COVID-19. Medicare is also paying out more if the COVID-19 box is checked.

    So, on top of directives that guarantee a lot of death certificates are identifying COVID-19 as a cause even though the patient would have died without it and in many cases never even had it, there are also enormous financial incentives to create more.

    As Dr. Scott Jensen, told Laura Ingraham:

    If that COVID-19 patient goes on a ventilator, you get $39,000; three times as much. Nobody can tell me, after 35 years in the world of medicine, that sometimes those kinds of things [don’t have an] impact on what we do.

    In other words, when you incentivize something – whether it’s solar power, illegitimacy, or false medical diagnoses – you get more of it.

    The question isn’t whether COVID-19’s fatality numbers are inflated. It’s by how much.

    As those results from Palm Beach Florida suggested, given the factors listed above the true number can’t be anywhere close to what we’ve been hearing.

    Moreover, some overlooked data from New York City – which at present accounts for around 15% of all reported U.S. fatalities – provides another reason to think the number of bogus reported deaths may dwarf the number of real ones.

    For a while New York was examining their list of fatalities to determine if decedents had any other serious medical conditions and releasing updated results daily. For whatever reason, the last day on which they did so appears to be May 17. But as of then, of the 12,667 reported COVID-19 deaths for which they were able to determine whether other comorbidities were present, only 96 failed to have any.

    That means that over 99.2 percent were suffering from one of the following ailments: Diabetes, Lung Disease, Cancer, Immunodeficiency, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Asthma, Kidney Disease, GI/Liver Disease, or Obesity.

    In order to know what exactly to make of these results, we’d need to know how many suffered from ailments serious enough to kill them regardless of COVID-19. But, given that there are bound to be some cases in which comorbidities went undetected, 99.2% is basically all of them.

    Apart from indicating that COVID-19 poses no threat to those not already suffering from some other relatively serious medical condition, it also means that, when all reported U.S. fatalities are examined to determine if the virus really was the culprit, we could easily find out its death toll is being inflated by a factor of 10 or more.

    Indeed, the mere fact that dying with the virus is being counted as dying from it by itself would render such a result not all that surprising.

    At this stage, we can only be sure the three factors listed above must be inflating the fatality count many times.

    It’s time to find out exactly how many and put an end to this sickening charade. The American people are owed a true account of how many lives have been lost to the virus we’ve been taught to obsessively fear.

    President Trump needs to appoint a commission to determine the real number of Americans who were killed by COVID-19.

    Every single death certificate listing it as a cause needs to be examined and any additional information necessary to determine whether it really was the culprit tracked down.

    Besides being the right thing to do, determining the real number of fatalities will disarm the Democrats disingenuous attacks, pull back the curtain on their plot to inflict misery on the public for electoral gain, and help end the unjustified state of constant fear most Americans have been trapped in for months so we can return to some semblance of normal living.

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    https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020...ston-hospital/

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    • #3
      The "Communist News Network"?
      I won't even waste my time!

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      • #4
        You folks are apparently not acquainted with the "excess death" theory of measuring the extent of mortality associated with the COVID-19 disease.

        https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jam...rticle/2767980.
        Last edited by 99explorer; 08-01-2020, 11:34 AM.

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        • #5
          Whiny nine, your source is highly questionable.

          Estimation of Excess Deaths Associated With the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States, March to May 2020

          Estimation? Sounds like a fauci the fraud thing, or that they are counting any death that shows symptoms of the chinese communist virus to inflate their numbers. Let us not forget, we have had just as much death from flu strains as we have had from the chinese communist virus, but the demoncrats were not trying to undermine a sitting president, then.





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          • #6
            CRM -
            You obviously did not read my link or you would understand the concept of mortality measurement by excess deaths.

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            • #7
              whiny nine: "You obviously did not read my link or you would understand the concept of mortality measurement by excess deaths."

              I read your link. Estimation? I said your source was highly questionable. I really don't know how to make it any simpler than that. Sorry, I cannot get down to your level of obtuse stupidity.

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                CRM -
                Let me explain it by way of example.
                If the total mortality in this country for the past ten years shows an increase of 5% each year, but this past year it increased by 15%, we can infer that we saw a 10% jump in the death rate, or an excess death of 10% due to the coronavirus.
                But that is just an estimate, because some of those excess deaths could be attributable to other causes.

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