If you are alarmed at the seemingly meteoric rise in coronavirus cases and deaths, you’re not alone.
Tens of millions of Americans are glued to the TV and to their online news feeds taking in any and all information they can about the pandemic, how it’s affecting our country, and what lies ahead.
But is that ‘meteoric rise’ accurate? Or are we being exposed to artificially inflated numbers, perhaps for political purposes or to justify the harsh isolation measures being foisted upon us, which are now contributing to massive job losses and a collapse in the stock market?
One former New York Times reporter is questioning the ‘official’ numbers of coronavirus sick and dead after discovering that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention definition is extremely broad, which some of equated with fraud.
“Morning folks. Wondering why @CDCgov is using such aggressive rules for death counts? Look – there’s considerable evidence #COVID infections have peaked in the US. Even the POTUS comments last night warning about this being the “toughest week” suggest as much (deaths lag),” Alex Berenson wrote in a Twitter thread on Sunday.
He also noted that according to the most recent data, warmer parts of the country are experiencing a downward trend in infection rates, suggesting that coronavirus — like other viruses — cannot survive in heat.
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“And the emerging data out of Florida, Southern California, etc suggest that this virus – like most respiratory viruses – doesn’t do well when the weather warms and UV rays get stronger. Great news! Right? Right? Well… we’re at under 9,000 deaths now,” Berenson added.
“Suppose the president is right. And this is the ‘toughest week.’ And we average 1,500 deaths a day. That gets us to almost 20,000 deaths by April 12, By then the trend should clearly be down, I don’t think it will be arguable,” he continued.
“20,000 deaths, with perhaps that many more coming in the next month (deaths lag). That’s terrible! Yeah. It is. But @CDCgov is estimating 24,000-63,000 flu deaths this year.
“No wonder @CDCgov is desperately trying to count every #COVID death. Because when people put those two figures together with what we have done to our economy, our kids, and society in the last month… So as you watch the ‘toughest week’ hysteria, remember what’s coming next,” Berenson noted.
The Gateway Pundit reported Sunday that other deaths are being blamed on COVID-19 that likely should not be, but for the CDC guidelines.
“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,” CDC guidelines issued March 24 read. “Certifiers should include as much detail as possible based on their knowledge of the case, medical records, laboratory testing, etc.,” the guidance continued.
“If the decedent had other chronic conditions such as COPD or asthma that may have also contributed, these conditions can be reported in Part II.”
The site added:
So the number of deaths due to coronavirus is purposely not accurate.
This is an insane policy.
And it is already taking place across the country
A man in his 80s, had several underlying conditions and was receiving hospice care, according to Douglas County, but authorities determined that the COVID-19 infection was his leading, or “acute,” cause of death.
When it’s all said and done, it could very well be that the total number of COVID-19 deaths a) will be nowhere near the hundreds of thousands we’ve been told to expect; b) were artificially inflated; and c) were not at all at a level justifying the destruction of our economy and the lives of many of our citizens.