May 03 , 2020
The CDC just readjusted the COVID-19 death numbers. They’ve dropped significantly, causing many people to wonder what the heck is going on.
The number of Coronavirus dead went from 60,000 U.S. deaths to 37,000.
The more inflated number is being called a “gaffe” apparently.
This is sure to further erode public trust in the “experts.”
The public was already leery after the projected 5 million deaths were whittled down to 200k and then whittle down to 60k.
That’s not to say we’re not terribly sad to lose even one American life to this wretched virus. It’s awful and sad and shouldn’t have happened this way. Thanks, China.
But how did the experts get this thing so wrong? Will there be an investigation into this so we can understand why the numbers were so wildly off and our media touted them without even a second glance to make sure everything was on the up and up?
As more and more confusion swirls over “death numbers” the Daily Wire tried to explain what they think might be going on:
The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) website for the coronavirus lists the total deaths from COVID-19 – the disease caused by the virus – as 37,308 in the United States. That’s a much lower number than what has been reported in the media or by other coronavirus trackers. For example, the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker, lists the number of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. at 65,645.
Even more confusing, a separate CDC website – dedicated exclusively to the novel coronavirus – lists the total COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. as 64,283. The NCHS website was updated on May 1, while the CDC’s coronavirus-specific website says it was updated on May 2.
The discrepancy seems to be an issue of how the data relating to deaths was coded at the state level, that is, what the cause of death on a death certificate says. The NCHS website lists 37,308 total deaths from death certificates listing COVID-19 as the cause, which includes COVID-19 as the presumed cause of death. The CDC gives some explanation why the NCHS data may be different from other reported numbers (emphasis original).
They go on to say that provisional death counts may not match counts from other sources, such as media reports or numbers from county health departments. Our counts often track 1–2 weeks behind other data for a number of reasons: Death certificates take time to be completed. There are many steps involved in completing and submitting a death certificate. Waiting for test results can create additional delays. States report at different rates. Currently, 63% of all U.S. deaths are reported within 10 days of the date of death, but there is significant variation among jurisdictions. It takes extra time to code COVID-19 deaths. While 80% of deaths are electronically processed and coded by NCHS within minutes, most deaths from COVID-19 must be coded manually, which takes an average of 7 days. Other reporting systems use different definitions or methods for counting deaths.
And those people suggesting that “social distancing” brought the numbers down are feeding you a line of BS. Every single model – even the ones predicting 5.2 million Americans dead – factored in “100% social distancing” in the model and quarantine levels that we did not even come remotely close to in this country.
Some folks are speculating that perhaps pneumonia deaths were lumped in with the COVID deaths? And the death rate is now at a shocking 0.3 percent?
Source of Data: CDC