State Gets Caught Inflating COVID Death Numbers…Then Does It Again
Can you believe it, after all this time we’ve had the coronavirus in our country, the numbers are still being fudged.
But, what else do you expect from our corrupt government? This is even what they were told to do from the beginning.
From Day 1, the Department of Health labeled anyone who died and had tested positive for COVID-19, as a death FROM COVID-19. This extended even to people who died of gunshot wounds, car accidents, drinking too much alcohol, etc.
In reality, we’ll never know the true death toll from COVID-19 because the numbers are so flawed, but we know they are much higher than what the reality truly is.
In Washington state, the Department of Health was caught inflating their numbers and was forced to correct them.
In doing so, they ended up removing over 200 deaths that were previously attributed to COVID-19 when in reality, they weren’t. But that still isn’t enough.
They are supposedly going to change the way that they count their deaths now.
In its Thursday press release, DOH noted it would now “assume a death is caused by COVID-19” if a person tests positive “28 days prior to death,” a change it says will result in the removal of 68 deaths. While a definite improvement, this method could still result in the inclusion of some deaths not actually caused by COVID-19, as some people who test positive for COVID-19 will subsequently die as a result of other factors.
Second, DOH says it will no longer attribute deaths to COVID-19 before they are fully registered in state databases, a process that can take days or weeks. DOH says this will affect about 150 deaths, but that it expects some to be “added back once the cause of death is investigated and officially determined to be due to COVID-19.”
And, finally, DOH will begin to “exclude deaths in which the certifier (the person completing the death certificate) mentions positive COVID-19 tests, but later tests were negative and significant time elapsed between tests.”
If they can actually follow through with this, this will improve the accuracy to some degree, but unless they, and every other state practice this approach and can apply it to every death that they labeled as COVID for the last 12 months, then we’re still going to have very bad numbers.
Based on what I’ve seen throughout the year, it’s estimated that there is like at least a 50% difference between the numbers that are being reported and true numbers.