Daniel Halperin, Ph.D. has analyzed some of the government’s blunders concerning COVID-19 over the last two years at both federal and local levels and points out that, as time passes, an increasing number of authorities are becoming cognizant of misclassification errors pertaining to deaths linked to the pandemic.
“Growing recognition of the overcounting of COVID-19 hospitalizations has caused some local authorities as well as the CDC to try to estimate the actual levels better . Misclassified hospitalizations obviously suggest there have also been miscategorized deaths. Yet, a parallel recognition that undoubtedly many official COVID-19 deaths are similarly due to persons dying with instead of from the coronavirus has only begun to emerge .” Halperin continued, “CDC guidelines still stipulate that any death from (any) illness occurring within 30 days of a positive test result automatically be classified as due to COVID-19.”
undoubtedly many official COVID-19 deaths are similarly due to persons dying with instead of from the coronavirus
Because of these results, “if the current prevalence in the population is, say, 3% (towards the lower end of typical levels during major surges like the present one) then the background prevalence among persons admitted to hospitals for other reasons—and also among those who end up dying —would similarly be around 3%. Considering about 9,200 total deaths occur daily in the U.S., then in this hypothetical scenario some 275 deaths ascribed to COVID (or approximately two-thirds of the official daily count) would in fact have been due to other causes. “
…the results of a new Denmark investigation showing that “65-75% of deaths officially attributed to COVID-19 have been merely incidental to the coronavirus
Backing up his analysis, Halperin went on to list the work of others contributing to the mounting volume of data that seem to come to the same conclusion. The former Milwaukee County chief medical examiner’s effort to put numbers to COVID deaths  but was told to “resign or retire”, Analysis of LA county, in addition to national data now available that “suggests that COVID-19 deaths are now likely being overcounted by at least fourfold. He also points to the results of a new Denmark investigation showing that “65-75% of deaths officially attributed to COVID-19 have been merely incidental to the coronavirus “.
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