Five different governments, across four countries, all essentially saying it’s OK to just assume a patient died of Covid19, and then add that to the official statistics. Deaths are being reported as due to Covid-19 whether or not COVID-19 was the cause of death _____________ Covid19 Death Figures Substantially Over-Estimated Penelope It’s true covid can […]Covid19 Death Figures Substantially Over-Estimated — Iowa Climate Science Education
Five different governments, across four countries, all essentially saying it’s OK to just assume a patient died of Covid19, and then add that to the official statistics. Deaths are being reported as due to Covid-19 whether or not COVID-19 was the cause of death
Covid19 Death Figures Substantially Over-Estimated
It’s true covid can cause organ damage if one has lowered immunity; so can flu. Both diseases can lead to sepsis if one is frail, or has diseases like cancer or even diabetes or uncontrolled high BP.
We actually KNOW that patients whom doctors say died of underlying disease have been listed as covid deaths. We know it cuz doctors have told us so, and because the instructions given to doctors have mandated that they be listed as covid deaths. In other cases we know that even in the absence of any testing they have been listed as covid deaths.
In Britain, the rules were changed so that a coroner who had never seen the person, living or dead, could make out the death certificate– neatly sidestepping any resistance by the attending physician.
I only had time to find this one reference right now, but I know these matters were posted here if you care to look at previous articles. The one I found: https://off-guardian.org/2020/04/05/covid19-death-figures-a-substantial-over-estimate/
Here are excerpts from Penelope’s referenced article:
Covid19 Death Figures “A Substantial Over-Estimate”
Bizarre guidelines from health authorities around the world are potentially including thousands of deceased patients who were never even tested
Prof Walter Ricciardi, advisor to Italy’s health minister, explained it this way:
The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus.
Essentially, Italy’s death registration process does not differentiate between those who simply have the virus in their body, and those who are actually killed by it.
Germany’s public health agency is engaging in a similar practice.
On March 20th the President of Germany’s Robert Koch Institute confirmed that Germany counts any deceased person who was infected with coronavirus as a Covid19 death, whether or not it actually caused death.
In the United States, a briefing note from the CDC’s National Vital Statistics Service read as follows [our emphasis]:
It is important to emphasise that Coronavirus Disease 19, or Covid-19, should be reported for all decedents where the disease caused or is presumed to have caused or contributed to death.
“Presumed to have caused”? “Contributed”? That’s incredibly soft language, which could easily lead to over-reporting.
A detailed “guidance” released April 3rd is no better [again, our emphasis]:
In cases where a definite diagnosis of COVID–19 cannot be made, but it is suspected or likely (e.g., the circumstances are compelling within a reasonable degree of certainty), it is acceptable to report COVID–19 on a death certificate as “probable” or “presumed.” In these instances, certifiers should use their best clinical judgement in determining if a COVID–19 infection was likely.
Meanwhile, Northern Ireland’s HSC Public Health Agency defines a “Covid19 death” as:
…individuals who have died within 28 days of first positive result, whether or not COVID-19 was the cause of death
The government is telling doctors it is OK to list “Covid-19” as a cause of death when there is literally no evidence the deceased was infected. That means there are potentially huge numbers of “Covid19 deaths” that were never even tested for the disease.
In the UK, deaths “in the community” can be listed as Covid19 deaths without being tested for the disease, or even seen by a doctor at all.
Recording accurate fatality numbers in this situation is borderline impossible.
This is, at best, totally irresponsible and at worst incredibly sinister.
Italy, Germany, the United States, Northern Ireland and England.
That’s five different governments, across four countries, all essentially saying it’s OK to just assume a patient died of Covid19, and then add that to the official statistics.
Are any other countries doing the same?
Between 290000 and 650000 people die of flu, or “flu like illness”, every year. If just 10% of those cases are incorrectly assumed to be “probable” coronavirus infections, then the fatality numbers are totally useless.
…global governments are pursuing policies which make it near-impossible to collect that data, whilst stoking public fear.
We have no hard data at all. And governments and international organisations are going out of their way to keep it that way.
It’s time we started asking why.
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