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☕️ Coffee & Covid ☙ Wednesday, March 23, 2022 ☙ OVERCOUNTING 🦠
The CDC quietly fixes a little oopsie.
This morning, I write to you from the rainy, foggy mountains of Tennessee – but absent a working laptop. In other words, I’ve experienced a technological setback. So that you won’t be stuck waiting for a post that never arrives, I’m dictating this short post to you on my iPhone. We’ll see how it goes.
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🔥— Great news! Covid deaths are falling! Various non-corporate-media sources reported this week that the CDC quietly reduced its official COVID-19 death count by about -70,000 folks, including shedding a full quarter of its prized pediatric deaths, for accuracy, citing “logic errors.” I am not making that up. The CDC’s data tracker website explained:
“On March 15, 2022, data on deaths were adjusted after resolving a coding logic error. This resulted in decreased death counts across all demographic categories.”
Oh! Now, they really shouldn’t make it this easy for me. Logic errors? WHAT logic? Hahahahaha! Don’t blame me for suspecting politics instead of a virginally pure desire to get it just right.
The story joins a raft of similar stories from state governments around the country which are also “fixing” their own overcounts of deaths. And it’s always the same direction. Down.
This isn’t a good look for the public health team. You’re thinking, wait, this PROVES what we’ve been saying all along, that deaths were routinely being over counted. We TOLD them not to count those lightning strikes and motorcycle crashes, but they just wouldn’t listen. Now they look like morons and and have to fix their work.
It’s all perfectly true, of course, they ARE morons, but that’s not the real takeaway.
The real takeaway is: public health experts can’t even do basic math right. Seriously, what are they good for?
Don’t answer that. Another – better – question is, why now? My guess is that to shrink the way deaths will be counted going forward, they have to backfill the original counts.
Think about it. You can easily turn a limp ordinary flu season into a fully-erect fake pandemic just by exaggerating the numbers and then constantly reporting the exaggerated number. Then, when you’re ready, you can just as easily make your exaggerated pandemic disappear by revising the ongoing numbers back down to something like a regular flu season. Ta-da! It’s so simple. A child could do it.
We’ll, a democrat child. If a Republican were in office, the CDC would never, not ever, be allowed to get away with something like this without the media painfully dissecting it in wall-to-wall 24 / 7 coverage for weeks, or longer. It would be a scandal of Watergate proportions.
Anyway, we’ll take the win. It’s another Covid miracle! Deaths aren’t just falling, they are falling retroactively. It’s Joe Biden’s miraculous medical time machine.
I won’t know till tomorrow whether a new laptop is in the cards. Hang tight. See you then, with another quick update.
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