It’s obvious that there is a difference between hospitalization for CoVID-19. Next, let’s take the next step. There is a difference between dying from COVID and dying with it. What percentage of people who died from COVID were actually receiving treatment for another disease and only test positive? The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), apparently, doesn’t want to have that conversation.
HHS informed hospitals that they no longer have to report COVID deaths starting February 2, 2022, in an amazing move. The count from the previous day is all that is required to be reported for COVID deaths. This information can be found on the update sent out to hospitals and acute care facilities on Jan. 6. The update’s page 27 shows item 16 “Previous days covid deaths” under “Data Elements made inactive for Federal Data Collection.”
The CDC began to separate deaths due to COVID from deaths where the deceased had a positive test but died from another cause in Spring 2021. The agency invested heavily in vaccine promotion, with very few breakthrough infections or deaths. The CDC examined each death carefully and used a different standard to report. If a patient had a positive COVID test, and they died, the death was considered COVID. The CDC distinguished between deaths caused by the virus and those caused by it.
Numerous studies have shown that the current total deaths due to the virus are exaggerated and include many people who tested positive. In November 2020, a retrospective study of three New Jersey hospitals showed that 89% had a do not resuscitate order before they were diagnosed with COVID. This means that these patients had a terminal condition prior to being diagnosed with COVID. Nearly 40% of the deaths due to COVID were not attributed to it, according to a review of Minnesota’s COVID reports. Santa Clara County and Alameda County, California, distinguished patients who died from COVID-related illness progression and those who were not symptomatic at the time of their death. This exercise reduced the COVID-19 deaths by almost 25%.
Hospitals are still required to report any COVID cases confirmed by laboratory tests. It isn’t asking hospitals to distinguish between patients admitted with COVID symptoms or those who have received positive tests after receiving treatment for another condition. It asks hospitals to report daily numbers of influenza cases confirmed by laboratory tests, but not patients who have been diagnosed with both COVID and flu. All hospital admissions are tested for COVID. If labs do not use a combination test for COVID and flu, COVID will be detected first, inflating the numbers.
Omicron is transmissible so the number of COVID-related hospitalizations started to increase as the dominant variant was introduced. The number of COVID-related hospitalizations in other countries where omicron was dominant did not increase. According to South African health professionals, hospitalizations due to the new variant are rare. People generally felt mildly ill and were able to recover at home. Finally, Dr. Fauci and others had the need to clarify that COVID patients were admitted for other reasons. COVID was only reported by hospitals after mandatory testing.
This assessment was confirmed by hospitals and doctors. According to Dr. Jeanne Noble, an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of California San Francisco was responsible for 70% of COVID-positive inpatients being admitted to the hospital on January 4. Governor. Kathy Hochul directed hospitals to report more specific information about COVID patients who were only discovered by compulsory testing. More than 40% of COVID state-wide patients were treated for another illness and not coronavirus.
The agency appears not to be concerned about staffing shortages in near future. It also removed item 23 “Critical Staffing shortage today” and made it a weekly forecast. This change was made in response to reports that COVID-positive staff members without symptoms are being asked to report to work at California hospitals and others. New requirements eliminate the reporting of hospital beds. Phil Kerpen, a physician, has shown how many hospital beds are being lost, often because of a lack of staff. This is directly tied to the vaccine mandate policy by the Biden administration.
Public health experts have been urging the CDC and federal public-health leaders to pay more attention to deaths and hospitalizations from the virus in their public health recommendations for some time. The agency would need accurate numbers to do this. However, there have been glaring inaccuracies evident to those who have been following the data since spring 2020. They are now well-known.
HHS will continue to obfuscate and inflate rather than provide transparency. HHS has decided to eliminate the metric and instead of changing the data collection parameters for deaths and ordering a review. Instead of following New York’s example and focusing on COVID patients, HHS will continue to count any person with a positive antigen/PCR test. The HHS guidance on page 44 states that some hospitals perform serial testing during admission.
It is a shame that HHS, the nation that gave rise to Big Tech, could not create an appropriately anonymized data collection system that would allow for critical pandemic-related information. Based on the number of positive test results, the federal bureaucracies recommended a nation with 340 million inhabitants. They didn’t have a way to track the number of cases or deaths from COVID. They recommended that schools and businesses close down, masks are worn in perpetuity, schools closed, and the Fauci Ouchie be used for your five-year-old. They also recommended that you listen to The Science.