In updated reporting of the true statistics about the number of corona virus deaths, the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta quietly updated the statistics on their website to reveal that only 6% of the patients reported as having died from the virus actually succumbed to the virus itself. The other 94% of reported corona virus deaths had comorbidities.
On Twitter, President Trump retweeted one by Mel Q, which has since been removed, that linked to the website of the Centers for Disease Control which shows that 94% of corona virus deaths have been misreported. Twitter deleted it, but their scrub was unsuccessful, as the viral tweet was screenshot and is still being shared.
According to the CDC, “Table 3 shows the types of health conditions and contributing causes mentioned in conjunction with deaths involving corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.”
Fake News CNN reports that despite what the CDC’s website says, that is not what the CDC means.
The pseudo-news agency contends that the CDC’s latest regular update to a public statistics page on the pandemic — there was nothing especially “quiet” about it — said that for 6% of the deaths included in its statistics, “Covid-19 was the only cause mentioned” on the deceased person’s death certificate.
So, CNN is actually verifying what everyone has known to be true all along. Only 9,210 people actually died of the corona virus and the country has been subjected to a colossal social experiment for months based on a lie.
So what’s happening here?
The reporting procedures of many states have come under fire in April because rumors took the internet by storm that hospitals were inflating COVID-19 stats in a massive push for a federal money grab.
By July, the Trump administration instructed hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in reporting their COVID-19 data to the government each day. Now those numbers are coming in.
The initial comment was made by Minnesota State Sen. Scott Jensen, a family physician, in an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham on April 8 about the idea that the number of COVID-19 deaths may be inflated.
Jensen was responding to National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, who — while answering a reporter’s question about that theory — said “you will always have conspiracy theories when you have very challenging public health crises. They are nothing but distractions.”
In April Jensen said, “I would remind him that anytime health care intersects with dollars it gets awkward. Right now Medicare has determined that if you have a COVID-19 admission to the hospital, you’ll get paid $13,000. 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 those kinds of things impact on what we do.”
Jensen later said that he did not think that hospitals were intentionally misclassifying cases for financial reasons.
However, figures cited by Jensen generally square with estimated Medicare payments for COVID-19 hospitalizations, based on average Medicare payments for patients with similar diagnoses.
A Kaiser Family Foundation analysis notes that the “average Medicare payment for respiratory infections and inflammations with major comorbidities or complications in 2017 … was $13,297. For more severe hospitalizations, we use the average Medicare payment for a respiratory system diagnosis with ventilator support for greater than 96 hours, which was $40,218.”
A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services spokesman stated that exact payments vary, depending on a patient’s principal diagnosis and severity, as well as treatments and procedures.
But that’s how his comments have been widely interpreted and paraded on social media.
It is true that the government will pay more to hospitals for COVID-19 cases in two senses stemming from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act: By paying an additional 20% on top of traditional Medicare rates for COVID-19 patients during the public health emergency, and by reimbursing hospitals for treating the uninsured patients with the disease (at that enhanced Medicare rate).
“As of July 15, 2020, hospitals should no longer report the Covid-19 information in this document to the National Healthcare Safety Network site,” the Department of Health and Human Services said in a document providing guidelines for hospitals on how to submit coronavirus data.
Immunology specialist Dr. Neeta Ogden said in an interview with CBSN that the directive to bypass the CDC was a “startling mandate.”
The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) site is managed by the CDC. Jennifer Kates, senior vice president and director of Global Health & HIV Policy for the Kaiser Family Foundation, told CBS News that the CDC “has historically been the repository for public health data and analysis,” and has also played this role for the collection of COVID-19 hospital data.
The administration says that it’s changing the way data is reported because HHS and CDC use the data differently — while HHS has been using it to evaluate supply needs, Kates pointed out, CDC utilizes it “to analyze trends across the country and by state.
In the document, HHS directs hospitals and health care providers to submit data about their handling of the pandemic every day — including information about patients, the number of beds and ventilators available, and staffing shortages — through a portal on the HHS website that was launched on April 10, according to CBS News.
The administration’s decision to change the way COVID-19 data is reported may be designed to improve the process of data gathering and decision making, Kates said, “but it also raises questions about the risk of further politicizing the data and the response to the pandemic. Making the data public would go a long way to addressing these concerns.”
Mainstream media medics are now saying that these comorbidities made these individuals vulnerable to the virus, while others contend that if the 6% had been allowed hydroxochloroquine (HCQ) treatment, they would have survived the virus.
This is cold comfort to the families of the 75% of the elderly corona virus patients who died because they were socially distanced from their friends and cut off from their families and whose comorbidities, coupled with their failure to thrive, ended their lives.
Anger was vented across social media as the anti-maskers were vindicated by the CDC’s updated findings. What many knew to be true all along doesn’t make them feel any better about America’s economy and civil liberties have been crushed and trampled (and continues to be) because 9,210 people have died from a virus that was engineered to destroy America’s way of life.