(Update: Revised CDC survival rate of COVID-19 virus is 99.8%. Flu is 99.9%.)
When the CDC recently released the data showing that only 6% of COVID deaths were COVID alone, and the other 94% suffered “comorbid” conditions, many assumed these were weakening factors such as diabetes or morbid obesity. Something which may not be the direct cause of death, but certainly didn’t help. (See: Real Clear Politics – “U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Is Inflated”)
Now we learn that the CDC lists “cardiac arrest,” heart failure,” and “influenza and pneumonia” as comorbid conditions. In other words, if you had normal flu and COVID both, you died of COVID. If you had a heart attack while tested positive for COVID, you died of COVID. Even if you showed no symptoms.
Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, said in the dark month of April:
“If someone dies with COVID-19, we are counting that as a COVID-19 death,”
You can’t get any more upfront than that.
No, having a heart attack doesn’t help when you are slowly dying of COVID. Even if you don’t know you have it, which is the vast majority of people. According to WHO, 80% of people who get COVID get over it without ever knowing they had it, by building antibodies. That is 3 out of 5 people, and the number may be much higher due to limited antibody testing.
Antibody tests are the tests that governors are not so keen on rolling out. When people come up immune, it diminishes the severity of the disease. Testing for positives is the new normal. Even though, as we shall see later, those tests are greatly flawed.
Counting all heart attacks as COVID if remotely possible is a game-changer, because heart disease, along with cancer, is the leading cause of death in the US. These CDC rules might explain why, at the beginning of the “crisis” in New York State, all other causes of death suddenly dropped dramatically.
The New York – New Jersey metropolitan area is still responsible for nearly a quarter of all US deaths.
Then in May, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo starts seeding the nursing homes with COVID patients, and all hell breaks loose.
Cuomo’s administration sent thousands of COVID patients into the nursing homes over the frantic objections of nursing home executives. One executive said that:
“Cuomo has blood on his hands. He really does. There’s no way to sugarcoat this,”
Seeding nursing homes with COVID would certainly account for the 10% “excess deaths” we see in the US mortality rate over what we usually see by this point in the year.
Even Cuomo, who was responsible, despite his protestations that he was not, likened the COVID which raged through the nursing homes to “fire through dry grass.”
We don’t know how many thousands, or tens of thousands, died as a result of the policy. But enough questions were raised that it is now under investigation by the US Department of Justice.
At about the same time that the nursing home bloodbath commenced, New York City ordering those refrigerated trucks that you saw on the nightly news, an electroshock to the collective national psyche. Two weeks later, they had the bodies to go into them.
It is important to note that the gruesome sight of refrigerated trucks to handle the morgue overflow was not the doing of COVID. It was the doing of Cuomo.
Leading Causes of Death, US (click for larger)
Dr. Deborah Birx’s admirable forthrightness in admitting that any death that can be marked down as COVID, will be marked down as COVID, is not the only evidence that the COVID death count is heavily padded, and exacerbated by Cuomo’s New York genocide. Doctors and nurses have come out in droves saying that there was institutional pressure to choose COVID as the “primary” cause of death, when multiple causes were being evaluated.
Dr. Scott Jensen, a Minnesota family practitioner, produced a CDC document with these instructions, in “CDC Report Number 3.”
The CDC guidance states:
“In cases where a definite diagnosis of COVID-19 cannot be made, but it is suspected or likely…it is acceptable to report COVID-19 on a death certificate as ‘probable’ or ‘presumed.'”
Below: Dr. Scott Jensen source on CDC encourage COVID to be listed as “primary” cause of death, “CDC Report Number 3.”
In other words, a COVID-positve test is not even necessary for a doctor to list a death as “COVID.”
The absurdity does not stop here. In July a young man in Florida was killed in a motorcycle accident, but was marked down as COVID because he had a positive test.
Lest one think this was certainly a snafu beyond the pale of any desire to rack up the COVID numbers – mistakes do happen – the county health officer Dr. Raul Pino actually said, with a straight face, that one “could actually argue that it could have been the COVID-19 that caused him to crash.”
When it is taken into account that Medicare is paying hospitals 20% more than standard rates for COVID-19 patients, confirmed or presumed, we have a perfect storm of perverse incentives.
What is the true COVID US death count? 100,000? 40,000? 20,000? State economies continue to suffocate from the death grip of governors basing their policies on “new cases.” The curve was “flattened,” entire hospital systems were never overwhelmed as warned, and the the real lay-offs and foreclosures are about to begin, driving new spikes in suicides and drug overdoses in state after state.
On what meat doth this our Caesar feed?
Even if one were to insist on clinging to the official US death rate of about 200,000, they would have this to think about: Sweden, which never locked down, never closed bars, schools, restaurants, shops, sports, or even movie theaters, now has a lower death rate than the economically-ravaged US. With the worst yet to come, if all US business is not thrown open, and soon, without restrictions. Restaurants need busy times to turn a profit. Most revenue comes in on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
Masks? Sweden never ordered them, and they are rare to see.
The narrative is falling apart, has fallen apart. But it nevertheless continues to wreak havoc on the US economy. Governors have said nothing about their original request to the public for 14 days of lockdown to “flatten the curve.” They tune their fiddles to the deafening media drumbeat of “new cases” of a 99.8% survival rate bug (flu is 99.9%.)
Liberal comedian Bill Maher calls it “panic porn.”
Just when you think the black tragic comedy couldn’t get worse, it does. Of the people who died with actual COVID positive tests, can we even trust those? In one lab in Boston last week, coronavirus testing was suspended after 400 false positives. False positives have been a recurring problem, even as job-killing quarantines are based on them. Of course the most famous example of false positives was the President of Tanzania revealing that he covertly sent samples from a goat, a sheep, and a pawpaw fruit to a testing lab, and they all came back positive for COVID.
Finally, with the US ban on the use of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) being questioned more than ever, and with other countries reporting great success, we don’t know how much lower the US death rate might have been.
Yale epidemiologist Dr. Harvey Risch says that 75,000 to 100,000 US lives could be saved by the depoliticization of the HCQ debate. Doctors cite dozens of studies showing the safety and efficacy of HCQ use, never reported in the media, although the studies which The Lancet was forced to retract which are anti-HCQ still are.
Deaths rates of countries using HCQ versus countries banning or greatly limiting HCQ
The HCQ study across different countries shows roughly one-fifth the death rate in countries using HCQ. Even fully accepting official US COVID deaths as 200,000, this would suggests deaths could have been around 40,000, instead of 200,000.
Winter looms. Along wth it, food-supply-chain breakdowns, historic unemployment levels, and even mass starvation. Many believe the worst is yet to come. US Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) says he believes there is a plan to extort normalcy from the public at the cost of putting all people under a mandatory needle, a vaccine.
But now the highly regarded Dr. Mercola of Mercola.com is agreeing this won’t be any ordinary vaccine. The FDA is on-track to approve a permanent under-the-skin biochip which will forever tie each human who receives it to a wi-fi, artificial intelligence platform.
It is becoming apparent that this is not just a pandemic, but a full-court press toward a goal. By the elites, through their hired hands in the media and in state governments.
The rich and famous, except when they are on television instructing the masses, seem to take a different view of COVID in their own time. While college dormitories and private house parties are raided by police for endangering the public, Washington DC socialites, in July, partied to no such constraints at an “after-party” for the Washington Ballet Annual Gala (which was respectably online.)
Below: Masks and Social Distancing are for the Little People, Washington DC Gala “After Party” in July. No Raid. (source)
Dr. Scott Jensen Says System is Tilted Toward Labeling Deaths as COVID.
BREAKING NEWS: MODERNA PATENT DOCUMENT SPOKE OF “DELIBERATE RELEASE” OF CORONAVIRUS IN MARCH 2019, 9 MONTHS BEFORE CRISIS