I recently lost my mother back in January. She was 83, living in a nursing home.
She had suffered a variety of health issues leading up to her demise, as her immune system broke down due to aging. The death certificate said she died of heart failure.
Had she died today, it probably would have said coronavirus. Here’s why …
To track deaths in a standardized format, the World Health Organization (WHO) has established a set of codes that the rest of the world follows. Because testing for this virus has been problematic (with chronic shortages of test kits and supplies, and faulty and inaccurate results), the WHO established two codes for the coronavirus: 1) if the death had been caused by the virus as verified through testing, and 2) if the virus was a likely cause of death but not verified.
As you can imagine, the second code is a much easier standard to reach. And as a result, the vast majority of coronavirus deaths reported to date are suspected, not confirmed. And it’s even worse in the US …
Here the CDC is instructing doctors to use the second code “if the virus is assumed to have caused or contributed to death.” No longer must the virus be a likely cause of death, simply contributing to death is enough. With this standard alone, my mom would have qualified. But it doesn’t end there …
President Trump recently declared a national emergency for every state in the union. That means there are billions of dollars of emergency aid available to the states, based in part on the number of coronavirus deaths they report. That’s like putting gasoline on a fire to put it out.
When you put it all together, we have exaggerated coronavirus deaths, and a coordinated policy of “scaring the shit” out of everyone. All leading us to an economic catastrophe. Why?
Until next time.
P.S. All of the assertions made in this posting have been documented in my twitter feed.