UPDATE: Dr. Birx Confirms What We’ve All Been Suspicious on Regarding Coronavirus Deaths (VIDEO)
There has been suspicion about the reporting done surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.
Many have suspected that the numbers aren’t completely accurate and that the death count is much less than what is being reported. Now we received confirmation that this is exactly what is happening.
Dr. Deborah Birx said that anyone who dies and has tested positive with the coronavirus will be labeled as a death as a result of the coronavirus, regardless of whether or not they had any underlying health conditions prior to being diagnosed with the virus.
The federal government is classifying the deaths of patients infected with the coronavirus as COVID-19 deaths, regardless of any underlying health issues that could have contributed to the loss of someone’s life.
Dr. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator for the White House coronavirus task force, said the federal government is continuing to count the suspected COVID-19 deaths, despite other nations doing the opposite.
“There are other countries that if you had a pre-existing condition, and let’s say the virus caused you to go to the ICU [intensive care unit] and then have a heart or kidney problem,” she said during a Tuesday news briefing at the White House. “Some countries are recording that as a heart issue or a kidney issue and not a COVID-19 death.
“The intent is … if someone dies with COVID-19, we are counting that,” she added.
Dr. Birx says that anyone who dies with coronavirus, regardless of any underlying health condition, is being counted as a death from coronavirus.
"We've taken a very liberal approach to mortality." pic.twitter.com/kfLLu7Wyip
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 7, 2020
Dr. Michael Baden said that this is a reasonable thing to do and I can understand it I suppose, if there have been 13,000 deaths so far, it’s not reasonable to assume that an autopsy be done on every person to 100% confirm what the cause was.
Baden said, “In the normal course, autopsies would then determine whether the person died of the effects of the COVID virus, whether the person had a brain tumor or brain hemorrhage, for example, that might be unrelated to it and what the relative significance of both the infection and the pre-existing disease is. Then you will include in those numbers some people who did have a pre-existing condition that would have caused death anyway, but that’s probably a small number.”