We know that coronavirus death counts are being inflated – we just don’t know by how much. After all, how could they not be when there is a financial incentive for states and municipalities to report deaths as coronavirus deaths? And for some states, there may even be a political incentive…
Which is why it shouldn’t come as a total surprise when a man who suffered a fatal motorcycle accident in Florida last week was added to the state’s Covid-19 death count.
Fox 35 did an investigation where they talked to Orange County Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino about two deaths of people in their 20s that were labeled coronavirus deaths. When they asked if the people who died had underlying conditions, Pino responded: “The first one didn’t have any. He died in a motorcycle accident.”
When he was asked about whether or not the motorcycle victim’s data was removed from the state’s Covid system, he responded:
“I don’t think so. I have to double-check. We were arguing, discussing, or trying to argue with the state. Not because of the numbers — it’s 100…it doesn’t make any difference if it’s 99 — but the fact that the individual didn’t die from COVID-19…died in the crash. But you could actually argue that it could have been the COVID-19 that caused him to crash. I don’t know the conclusion of that one.” (bold emphasis in original article)
The Orange County Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino did not seem to think it was unusual that a man who died from a motorcycle accident is being misrepresented as having died of COVID-19. Apparently, such public officials consider lying as just part of the job. He said he did not think that whether the COVID-19 deaths are 99 or 100 makes a difference. He is missing the point. His office was lying about the cause of death. He does not understand that if that is the kind of reporting that is being done throughout Florida, how do we know if any of the other reported COVID-19 deaths are really COVID-19 deaths.
How pathetic that Dr. Raul Pino even tried to make the irrational argument that it is okay to report a person who died in a motorcycle accident as having died from COVID-19 because “it could have been the COVID-19 that caused him to crash.”
Why would the Florida Health Official make such an irrational argument? Because such judgments are being encouraged by the CDC. In written guidance, the CDC has told local officials to put on the death certificate “probable” or “presumed” death from COVID-19 based upon a clinical judgment (i.e., a guess) without any actual scientific test or diagnosis.
Dr. Pino was taking that guidance from the CDC as a license to guess that maybe the COVID-19 caused the motorcyclist to crash his motorcycle. That is just one example of the COVID-19 death statistic inflation that is going on all over the world. Doctors are making guesses as to the causes of death based upon probability or presumption instead of medical judgments as to the causes of death based upon actual scientific diagnoses of causation.
The motorcycle decedent being falsely reported as dying of COVID-19 is just one example that reveals how COVID-19 death statistics are a complete scam.
The Florida Department of Health Reveals a Rigged System
The Florida man who died in a motorcycle accident and then being falsely listed as a COVID-19 death is bad enough. People might be inclined to dismiss the event as an anomaly. But, in fact, it has implications beyond that one instance of a misreported death. In responding to the event, the Florida Department of Health has revealed a system of reporting COVID-19 deaths that calls into question the legitimacy of all of the COVID-19 death statistics being reported throughout the world.
Once the State of Florida got caught misrepresenting a motorcycle death as a COVID-19 death, they removed the motorcycle accident death from the COVID-19 death statistics. But that does not solve the problem. That is because the COVID-19 reporting system in Florida is designed to inflate the COVID-19 death rate. That is how the motorcycle death was reported as a COVID-19 death in the first place. The State of Florida has not revised its reporting system. The same kind of false reporting is very likely continuing today.
How in any rational reporting system could someone who dies in a motorcycle accident be listed as a COVID-19 death? That false reporting is caused by the system set up to count COVID-19 deaths. The reporting system is rigged. The Florida Department of Health, when attempting to explain how the motorcycle death should not have been listed as a COVID-19 death, inadvertently revealed the scam.
Daniella Lama reporting for Fox 35 News in Orlando discovered something, the significance of which seems to have been missed by most. That is that the Florida Department of Health revealed that all persons who test positive for COVID-19 in Florida are automatically listed as COVID-19 deaths if they subsequently die unless there is an extra step taken by the reporting agency to exclude them from the COVID-19 death statistics. That extra step to exclude the motorcycle decedent was not done, which is why he was listed automatically as a COVID-19 death. Obviously, the statistical system is rigged to capture all persons who have ever tested positive with COVID-19 as a COVID-19 death if they subsequently die. If the extra step is not taken to exclude them from the statistical count then they will be listed as a COVID-19 death.
Furthermore, the exclusion criteria are so restrictive as to only exclude from the COVID-19 statistics, deaths due to “trauma, suicide, homicide, overdose, motor vehicle accident, etc.” What about non-traumatic causes of death like cancer, diabetes, emphysema, heart disease, or stroke? Is someone who dies of any of those illnesses listed, nonetheless, as a COVId-19 death? Apparently so.
Such a system is subject to gaming as was done with the clearly non-COVID-19 death (a motorcycle accident death) being counted as a COVID-19 death because the extra step was not taken to exclude it from the COVID-19 death statistics.
Fox 35 News contacted the Florida Department of Health, which told Fox 35 News:
Covid-19 is listed as the immediate or underlying cause of death or listed as one of the significant conditions contributing to death. Or if there is a confirmed COVID-19 infection from a lab test, and the cause of death doesn’t meet the exclusion criteria, like trauma, suicide, homicide, overdose, motor vehicle accident, etc.
Why is COVID-19 being given such special treatment? Why is COVID-19 being automatically listed as the presumptive cause of death simply based upon a positive COVID-19 test at some time in the decedent’s past? Notice that the same is not done for cancer, diabetes, emphysema, heart disease, stroke, or any of a myriad of medical conditions. Only COVID-19 is being given as a presumptive cause of death, with it being necessary to exclude the person from the COVID-19 death statistics with a specific finding of some other cause. And that other cause must be found on a specific list of sudden trauma to be counted. Clearly, COVID-19 has become a political disease for which there is an all-out effort to inflate the death statistics.
All of the Florida COVID-19 statistics should be considered suspect. And if other states and countries are following the system in Florida, which no doubt they are, all COVID-19 statistics should be considered suspect. When I say that other states and countries are no doubt following this same false reporting system as Florida, I mean it.
The Gaming of the COVID-19 Death Statistics in Florida
The vast majority of the deaths being counted as “probable cases” in Florida are actually of people that may have had COVID-19 but died from something else. For example, on Jully 23, 2020, Danielle Waugh from CBS 12 News investigated evidence that only 169 of the 581 reported deaths in Palm Beach County were of persons who had COVID-19 without any contributing illness. That calls into question the legitimacy of more than 70% of the reported deaths from COVID-19.
The most that could be said is that in that 70% of cases COVID-19 was a contributing factor. But how can a single disease be a contributing factor in so many deaths? That kind of overweighting toward comorbidity sounds fishy. A closer look at the actual deaths being reported reveals fraud and deception in the reporting. Looking through the list of COVID-19 deaths reported from the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s Office, Waugh uncovered evidence that persons who were listed as COVID-19 deaths could not possibly have died of COVID-19.
Waugh found that there were clear causes of death from something other than COVID-19, yet they were being reported as COVID-19 deaths. For example, a 60-year-old man who died from a gunshot wound to the head, a 90-year-old man who fell and died from complications of a hip fracture, a 77-year-old woman who died of Parkinson’s disease, a patient who died of congestive heart failure, and a patient who died of a neck fracture, were all listed as COVID-19 deaths.
Inflated Minnesota COVID-19 Statistics
Senator Jensen, who is also a medical doctor, revealed the substance of an official memorandum that he received from the Minnesota Department of Health that included the guidance from the CDC advising him to attribute deaths to COVID-19 without any test that revealed the decedent was even infected with COVID-19. He concluded that COVID-19 death statistics are being gamed to inflate the death rate.
Colorado Man Who Dies From Alcohol Poisoning is Listed as a COVID-19 Death
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has also followed the CDC guidelines to inflate their COVID-19 numbers. The CDPHE told NBC New 9 Denver that “[w]e classify a death as confirmed when there was a case who had a positive SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) laboratory test and then died. We also classify some deaths as probable.”
With those standards in mind, they are able to classify virtually any death where a person tests positive for COVID-19 as a COVID-19 death, regardless of the actual cause of death, and they are doing so. A case in Montezuma County in Colorado illustrates that point.
The coroner of Montezuma County in southwestern Colorado couldn’t believe it when the state’s health department concluded a May 4 death in his county was the result of COVID-19.
“I know it’s not correct,” George Deavers told 9Wants to Know Thursday. “Nowhere on the death certificate is COVID even listed. It had nothing to do with his death.”
Deavers ought to know. The death certificate he signed just this week lists the official cause of death for the 35-year old man as “ethanol toxicity.”
In other words, Deavers said, he died because he drank too much alcohol.
“We did blood work. The blood work came back at 550 [mg/dL]. Anything over 300 is lethal,” he said. To be clear, Deavers did test the body for COVID after he received word that the man might have had recent contact with someone with the virus. That test showed the man did, in fact, have COVID-19, but Deavers said he’s “99.9% certain” the virus did not cause the man’s death.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) disagreed with the coroner who filled out the death certificate. The CDPHE continued to list the death from alcohol poisoning as a COVID-19 death despite the coroner’s objection. Indeed, the CDPHE refused to even return the coroner’s calls. Why would they do that? Because the state did not want to give Montezuma County a variance from the state COVID-19 emergency business closure restrictions. The state wanted to artificially pump up the death rate in the county from COVID-19 as an excuse to continue with the business closures in that county. NBC News 9 Denver reported:
In a letter sent Monday to the Montezuma County Administrator, CDPHE’s Executive Director Jill Hunsaker Ryan said, “Our reviewers have some concerns about vulnerabilities in Montezuma County and want to monitor the situation further before considering a variance.”
Indeed, the fraud has gotten so bad in Colorado that State Representative Mark Baisley has sent “a formal letter requesting 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler to investigate Jill Ryan, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Baisley in the letter accuses Ryan and CDPHE of falsely inflating the number of COVID-19-related deaths by overruling death findings by attending physicians in cases where patients also tested positive for COVID-19.”
The Colorado Governor has dismissed any notion of a criminal investigation of the Director of the CDPHE. Of course he would; the director is his subordinate and is acting at his direction. So, how has Colorado Governor Jared Polis addressed the issue? “In a conference call with reporters Friday afternoon, CDPHE officials revealed they would be announcing two numbers concerning deaths among COVID-19 patients going forward. One number would show the total number of people who died while sick with COVID-19. The other number would be how many people had died as a result of COVID-19.”
You read that correctly, the State of Colorado has decided to keep two books, just like all crooked businesses do. One book will be the actual deaths caused by COVID-19. The other book will register the phony “total” number of people who died with COVID-19, which really means they only tested positive for COVID-19 and could have died from some other cause. So when you hear the total deaths from COVID-19 in Colorado, you are hearing the inflated number. The public will not know that the “total” number that is being reported only means the decedent had COVID-19 and that they very well could have died from something else.
Inflated Washington State COVID-19 Death Statistics
The Freedom Foundation discovered that the State of Washington Department of Health has inflated the COVID-19 deaths by padding the statistics with persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 and subsequently died from some other cause. “Freedom Foundation research indicates DOH’s reported COVID-19 death total is inflated by as much as 13 percent due to state’s practice of counting every person who tests positive for COVID-19 and subsequently dies, even if the death was not caused by COVID-19.” The Washington DOH admitted that “Any individual who has a positive COVID-19 test and subsequently dies is counted on the (DOH) dashboards.”
Oh, it gets worse. The Freedom Foundation discovered that “DOH’s ‘Preliminary Guidance for Reporting COVID-19 Deaths’ provides: ‘Coronavirus Disease 2019 or 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.’” (emphasis in original)
Thus, it appears that the the Washington DOH is follwing the CDC guidance to include deaths that are “assumed” to have been caused by COVID-19 even without a test. The State of Washington plans to go further to pump up the COVID-19 numbers. The Washington DOH told the Freedom Foundation “that, based on guidance from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), it will begin to include ‘probable’ but untested cases of COVID-19 in its count in the near future, which will presumably result in an increase in reported COVID-19 cases and deaths.”
In Illinois, If Someone Tests Positive for COVID-19 But He Dies From Some Other Cause, It is Counted As a Death From COVID-19
Inflated British COVID-19 Death Statistics
Another example involves two research doctors in England, who reported that, according to the National Health Service (NHS) and Public Health England (PHE) statistical methods for reporting COVID-19 deaths, “[a] patient who has tested positive, but successfully treated and discharged from hospital, will still be counted as a COVID death even if they had a heart attack or were run over by a bus three months later.” That is precisely how a motorcycle accident death in Florida was falsely reported as a COVID-19 death. England and Florida are both using the same method for inflating COVID-19 death statistics.
False Positive COVID-19 Tests are Part of the Scam
That explains why there is such a push to test people for COVID-19. It is no accident that the false-positive COVID-19 test rate reportedly approaches approximately 80%. The more positive COVID-19 tests they have in the test bank, the more people that they can report as COVID-19 deaths as they die.
Researchers Torsten Engelbrecht and Konstantin Demeter concluded that the RT-PCR test used to detect COVID-19 is so inaccurate that there may be between 22% and 78% false positives. But there is no way to be sure because there is no gold standard against which to verify the accuracy of the tests.
The evidence establishes beyond a shadow of a doubt that the PCR test used in COVID testing is scientifically “meaningless.” Brian Shilhavy from Health Impact News describes the PCR COVID test as “more akin to a religious belief, than anything based on science.”
How To Determine the False Positive Rate For COVID-19 Tests
The problem with COVID-19 testing is that they are testing for antibodies to the COVID-19, not the actual COVID-19. Some manufacturers have inflated the accuracy of their tests; none of the manufacturers’ published accuracy tests have been independently verified. It is generally accepted that the tests on the market today are 96% accurate. That might sound high, but it is a real problem. Here is why. Suppose that there is an infection rate of 1% for the entire population (which is what many have estimated to be the case for COVID-19). If you test 1,000 people for COVID-19 you would expect to find 10 people who test positive for COVID-19. But since the COVID-19 test is only 96% accurate, you would also find another 40 who test positive who do NOT in fact have COVID-19. That would be a total of 50 people who test positive for COVID-19. That means that of the 50 total positive test results, 40 (or 80%) are false positives.
Other researchers estimated that the false positive rate for COVID-19 antibody testing could be 70%.
False Positives Could Undermine Utility of SARS-CoV-2 Serology Testing
“The challenge is that when testing for a disease with low prevalence in the tested population, even a test with relatively high specificity will generate large numbers of false positives. … In the case of SARS-CoV-2, the question of specificity is a challenging one given that there are several other common coronaviruses to which many people probably already have antibodies. These existing antibodies can cross-react with the antigens used in the SARS-CoV-2 test, leading to false positive results.”
This fact was repeated in an analysis of COVID-19 tests presently on the market.
Covid-19 antibody tests face a very specific problem
“The prevalence of Covid-19 is estimated at around 5% in the US, and at this low a level the risk of false positives becomes a major problem. If a serological test has 90% specificity, its positive predictive value will be 32.1% – meaning nearly 70% of positive results will likely be false.”
In another scientific study the false positive rate for testing was found to be 80%. That study, though, was mysteriously withdrawn from publication.
[WITHDRAWN: Potential False-Positive Rate Among the ‘Asymptomatic Infected Individuals’ in Close Contacts of COVID-19 Patients]
The Washington Post reported that “[a]t 1 percent prevalence, we would get 10 true positive results (1 percent of 1,000) and 40 false-positive results (4 percent of 990). In that situation, fully 80 percent of all positive test results would in fact be false positives.”
Antibody tests might be deceptively dangerous. Blame the math.
What does a positive antibody test mean? It means that the person has been exposed to COVID-19 and has developed antibodies to it. That means that the person has developed an immunity to COVID-19. In the future, a positive COVID-19 test will be a good thing. Why? Because they have plans now in place for antibody passports. What is an antibody passport? It is a medical verification that you are immune from COVID-19 and thus can return to work.
“Immunity passports” in the context of COVID-19
The WHO, however, is trying to throw a wet blanket on a positive COVID-19 test as a basis for an antibody passport. The WHO concluded:
“At this point in the pandemic, there is not enough evidence about the effectiveness of antibody-mediated immunity to guarantee the accuracy of an “immunity passport” or “risk-free certificate.” People who assume that they are immune to a second infection because they have received a positive test result may ignore public health advice. The use of such certificates may therefore increase the risks of continued transmission.”
Why would they undermine the move for an antibody passport, which is based upon immunity? Because the WHO is pushing for a vaccine passport. They want proof of vaccination, not proof of immunity. This is a very sinister game.
Right now our political overlords are using the false positive tests for COVID-19 to spread irrational fear of its widespread infestation. Later, they will change gears and poo-poo those false positives, expose them as such, and push instead for vaccination as the only true way to ensure that a person is immune from COVID-19.
Mandatory vaccinations are on the way. Believe it. You will need proof of vaccination to travel or engage in what we consider normal freedoms today. That is their plan. Since the U.S. has withdrawn funding from the WHO, the single largest funder of the WHO is the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation. He who pays the piper calls the tune.