Trump Must Investigate How Inflated Our COVID-19 Death Count Is

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Several months in, we’re at roughly 153,000 deaths, a tragic number for sure, but far below the doomsday predictions that prompted the nationwide lockdowns. With the exception of few states like New York and New Jersey, most successfully flattened the curve, and even as cases spiked in recent weeks, treatments for COVID-19 have improved, decreasing mortality.

But, the same people who justified the lockdowns because of doomsday scenarios with apocalyptic death projections aren’t willing to concede the success of the United States’ response. After all, there’s an election coming and the best thing to ensure Joe Biden emerging victorious is for people to believe the United States’ response to the pandemic was a failure, and that the reason for that failure is Donald Trump.

Deaths may be lower than many of those early projections, but there’s reason to believe that we’re doing even better than the official counts indicate. The question is: by how much?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) actually directed physicians to put COVID-19 on death certificates even if the patient never tested positive for the disease. A CDC memo from March 24, 2020, stated “COVID-19 should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents where the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2020/08/01/trump-must-investigate-how-inflated-our-covid-19-death-count-is-n739147
 

herb749

Well-Known Member
Are the positive totals accurate .?

You test positive one time, get checked, test again 2 days later, positive again, that's 2. But it's the same person.
 

Crabcatcher79

Active Member
Are the positive totals accurate .?

You test positive one time, get checked, test again 2 days later, positive again, that's 2. But it's the same person.
Works the other way too. You test negative twice counts as two negative tests.

Maybe we should stop testing. It works for pregnancy just don’t test and no pregnancy.
 
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