Comment by Jim Campbell
July 9th, 2020
Let’s be perfectly clear.
There is nothing about which we can be perfectly clear.
July 9th, 2020
Birx says government is classifying all deaths of patients with coronavirus as ‘COVID-19’ deaths, regardless of cause.
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. [If the reader bothered to listen to her in the video above she told us nothing.
When a Dr. tells us, “We even think,” immediately start running for the door.
I don’t want people who “Think.” I want people who “Know,” what’s going on.
“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.
Asked whether the numbers could skew data the government is trying to collect, Birx said that would mostly apply more to rural areas where testing isn’t being implemented on a wide scale.
“I’m pretty confident that in New York City and New Jersey and places that have these large outbreaks and COVID-only hospitals. … I can tell you they are testing,” she said. [Pretty confident????}
Baden is a high-profile pathologist the reader may remember from the O.J. Trial.
Though this is not a legal case now, odds are there will be many to follow, he is enjoying giving testimony for big bucks rather that hanging around the morgue.
Dr. Michael Baden said it’s reasonable to include the death of someone infected with the virus, who also had other health issues, in the COVID-19 body count.
“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,” Baden told Fox News.
However, the number of autopsies being performed could be low due to the danger of infection, he said.
“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,” Baden said.
Don’t forget to follow the money:
Hospitals are incentivized to lists there Medicare patients as COVID deaths.
See here for the the bad news. [Source]