Over the past two years, I and many others have detailed the ways in which COVID-19 deaths are overstated to create the illusion that the pandemic is much worse than it really is.
Now, the CDC and states are going back to their death statistics, which shows that we’ve been right all along. Death was originally exaggerated for political purposes and is now underestimated for the same reason.
CDC eliminates more than 72,000 COVID deaths
According to The Defender,1 On March 14, 2022, the CDC has removed 72,277 “COVID-19 deaths” from its tally, 24% of which were attributed to children under 18.2,3 They claim a “coded logic error”, a faulty algorithm, that “accidentally” counted deaths unrelated to COVID. According to Udumbara:4
“According to a search of the CDC Wonder system, some pediatric deaths attributed to COVID-19 included drowning or drug use listed as the leading cause of death.”
Meanwhile, the CDC has used false death statistics for children to push for a coronavirus vaccine for children ages 5 to 7. In November 2021, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky cited the data to justify a recommendation to issue emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s vaccine for this age group.5
Somehow, we should believe that it took the CDC two years to realize this mistake. It’s unbelievable that The Epoch Times has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for internal communications related to data changes.6
Ironically, this adjustment comes on the heels of fact-checking articles “debunking” claims that COVID deaths are overstated. For example, in early March, health feedback claimed that “there is no evidence that COVID deaths are overstated” and that “evidence suggests otherwise.”7 Yet here we are. The death toll is clearly overstated, not understated. That fact check doesn’t age well.
CDC has turned into an advocacy agency
According to Dr. Meryl Nass, a member of the Children’s Health Defense Scientific Advisory Committee, the CDC was sifting through data to justify its public health policies, and when it got caught, it simply blamed its “outdated IT systems.” In an article dated March 19, 2022, she wrote:8
“The CDC is not a public health agency. It is a public advocacy agency that collects vast amounts of data. The CDC collates its vast database to create presentations that support current government public health policy…
A 2007 Senate oversight report on the CDC noted that the agency spent $106 million on the Thomas R. Harkin Center for Global Communication (and Visitors) and summarized its 115-page report as follows:
“Examine how an agency charged with fighting and preventing disease spends hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes on failed prevention efforts, international intermediaries and lavish amenities, but cannot prove it is controlling the disease.”
Health officials end reporting of COVID-19 deaths
Curiously, three months before the CDC started changing its mortality statistics, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services stopped collecting data on COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths altogether. HHS announced9 January 6, 2022 Changes to reporting requirements for hospitals and acute care facilities. The new guidance, which goes into effect on February 2, notes “decommissioning in areas no longer required to be reported,” including “COVID-19 deaths from the previous day.”
What are they trying to hide? Do they stop data flow to prevent inspection and analysis? According to some, HHS hospital data is one of the best we have in the United States, so it doesn’t make sense to end data collection. In January 2021, Alex C. Madrigal, co-founder of the COVID Tracking Project, wrote:10
“In a series of analyses we’ve conducted over the past few months, we’ve come to almost the opposite of what other media outlets have. Hospitalization data from HHS is now the best and most granular publicly available data on the pandemic.”
An unnamed federal health official spoke with a WSWS reporter,11 Calls move to stop reporting COVID-29 hospital deaths “puzzling”. The official added:
“It’s the only consistent, reliable, and actionable dataset at the federal level. 99% of hospitals report 100% of the data every day. I don’t know of any scientist who wants to have less data.”
Changing definitions justifies the COVID narrative
Starting with the pandemic, changing definitions have allowed authorities to manipulate data in any way they need. Now, states are starting to change the way they define “COVID deaths” to reduce death rates. In Massachusetts, for example, the number of COVID deaths fell by 3,700 after the state changed its definition to align with that of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.12
According to CBS Boston:13
“The state said the current definition of death from COVID includes anyone who lists the disease as the cause of death on their death certificate. It also includes anyone who has been diagnosed within 60 days but did not list it as the cause on their death certificate. According to the new Definition, the time frame for people without a COVID diagnosis on the death certificate was changed to 30 days.”
For the record, counting someone who died from any cause as a COVID death simply because they tested positive within 30 days of death is still a very inaccurate way of determining the true number of deaths from the virus, as we know PCR test results are The false positive rate is about 97% when run with 35 or more cycles,14 It was the norm from the beginning.
Results of home testing not reported
The number of cases is also being adjusted downwards. In mid-January 2022, the Biden administration began distributing 5 billion at-home COVID tests to the American public,15 And these results are not reported anywhere.16 Therefore, the number of cases will slope downward. According to 13NewsNow:17
“…the fallibility of case numbers is why health officials track several COVID-19 indicators, such as hospitalizations, deaths, and now even virus samples in wastewater18 — Metrics that don’t necessarily rely on people testing or reporting the results they get at home. “
However, HHS no longer requires hospitals to report COVID deaths, one of the metrics health officials should be focusing on rather than tracking cases. Don’t get me wrong, PCR testing was a scam from the start, and I’m not suggesting that we should pay too much attention to this data. The point here is that the tracking of COVID data was fatally flawed from the start.
What they really want to do is move to passive monitoring, starting with wastewater sampling.19 Ultimately, the goal is to monitor everyone’s biological processes in real time, which is an essential part of the Transhumanist Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Great Reset.
CDC hides data
To make things even more murky, the CDC also hid data on COVID hospitalizations and COVID jabs. The stated rationale for not making some data public is that people “misunderstand” the data. In other words, the data shows that the COVID jab doesn’t work, and the CDC doesn’t want it to be widely known.
It also collects data on the effectiveness of COVID-19 boosters, but for some reason does not include data on 18- to 49-year-olds in any of its publications. “Coincidentally,” this is the “group least likely to benefit from extra shots,” The Times noted, adding:twenty one
“The largely withheld information could help state and local health officials better target their efforts to contain the virus. Detailed, timely hospitalization data by age and race will help health officials identify and assist at-risk groups. By age Information on hospitalizations and deaths by vaccination status will help understand whether a booster shot is needed in healthy adults.”
COVID serves a purely political agenda
Over the past two years, the pandemic has been used to trigger a series of fundamental changes that would never have been accepted had it not been for widespread panic. It was used to enforce illegal voting rules, which appear to have implications for the 2020 election.
It was used to declare the urgent need for a “Great Reset” and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It is used to deny people basic human rights and to justify aggressive environmental policies that lead to lower living standards.
It has also been used to shift the vaccine industry abruptly from traditional vaccine manufacturing using eggs to using risky gene transfer techniques. The only thing that doesn’t use the pandemic is making recommendations that actually improve public health. Throughout the process, data is processed and manipulated to justify the unreasonable.
Now, the data appears to have been manipulated again — this time to artificially end the COVID crisis so that a Biden administration can take credit in the upcoming election. As stated in a February 24, 2022 letter from Impact Research titled “Defying COVID-19”:twenty two,twenty three
“Now is the time for Democrats to point to important victories like vaccine distribution and economic stability for Americans to end the COVID crisis phase of the COVID war, and move fully into any post-war rebuilding phase. Positioning myself on 19 has put forward some strategic ideas…”
Strategic positioning includes declaring the crisis phase over; pushing to “feel and act more normal”; and siding with people who are exhausted by COVID and don’t want to hear about it anymore. There is no criterion for zero Covid-19 as a “victory condition” and “stop talking about restrictions and an unknown future”.
“If Democrats continue to take a posture of prioritizing COVID precautions rather than learning how to live in a world where COVID exists but doesn’t dominate, they could pay dearly for it in November,” said in the letter.twenty four
Dr. Anthony Fauci may not have received this memo because he was there to signal that we can expect to see COVID restrictions reinstated at any time. In a mid-March interview with CNN, he said “we need to be flexible” and “if we see a recovery, we have to be able to adjust and go back to whatever level of mitigation is commensurate with the situation. We can’t just say ‘we have It’s done, now we’re going to move on.'”
Based on what we’ve seen so far, I wouldn’t be surprised if this “pivot” back into COVID crisis mode happens before the midterm elections.