We've Known for Months 3 Factors Are Massively Inflating COVID's Fatality Count. Trump Needs to Appoint a Commission to Find Out the Truth

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President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus briefing at Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, Monday, July 27, 2020, in Morrisville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


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 less than a tenth of that at around 15o,000.

But we know beyond a shadow of a doubt even that number represents a flagrant lie which vastly overstates the number of Americans who died from COVID-19.

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 581 alleged Palm Beach, Florida fatalities and discovered that far less than a third (169) had actually died of the virus.

Most are unaware that the COVID-19 death tally they’ve been terrorized with for months has included 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 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.

It’s the result of a feature, not a bug.

Factor 1Anyone who dies and is diagnosed with COVID-19 gets put on the fatality list regardless of how mild their 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 mascot of our response to COVID-19, Dr. Fauci 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 cause anyway to COVID-19’s death tally. They haven’t just admitted it; they’ve bragged of it.

Given that 80% of COVID-19 infections don’t cause severe symptoms and 40% cause none at all, of course, you’re going to find people who died from gunshots wounds, road accidents, and every other normally occurring cause of death comprising a lot or even the vast majority of COVID-19’s official death tally.

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

So is dying WITHOUT it:

Factor 2. The CDC has officially directed physicians to put COVID-19 on death certificates even without any confirming test so long as they’ve “assumed” the deceased 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 even mine. It’s the CDC’s.

Moreover, notice that doctors don’t even need to “assume” the deceased wouldn’t have died but for contracting the virus. Assuming it was merely a contributing factor is sufficient to mean not only that they can but that they should cite it.

So the mere assumption that COVID-19 hastened the death of someone suffering from some other mortal ailment by a few days or even a few minutes is good enough.

Adding people who die to COVID-19’s death tally is being encouraged not just without a test but without any medical justification whatsoever.

It also pays well:

Factor 3. Hospitals are being reimbursed for treating any uninsured patients they diagnose with COVID-19. Medicare is also paying out more when 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 likely never even had it, there are also enormous financial incentives to create more.

As Dr. Scott Jensen, told Laura Ingraham way back on April 9:

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.

Given the factors listed above – just as the results of examing those 589 deaths in Florida suggested – the true number can’t be anywhere close to what we’re 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 at least one of the following ailments: Diabetes, Lung Disease, Cancer, Immunodeficiency, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Asthma, Kidney Disease, GI/Liver Disease, or Obesity.

Many likely had several of them.

In order to know what exactly to make of these results, we’d need to know how many suffered from ailments serious enough to cause death in the near term 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, any single one of the three factors listed above would by itself be enough to render such a result not all that surprising.

At this stage, we can only be sure that, combined, they 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 accounting 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 reprehensible scheme to inflict misery on the public for electoral gain, and help end the unjustified state of unrelenting terror most Americans have been trapped in for months so we can finally return to some semblance of normal life.

The lies must be stopped.

The panic must be stopped.

America’s enemies must be stopped.


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