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July 18, 2023

In Report About Current Covid Death Rates, the New York Times Sneaks In an "Oh, By the Way, One Third of 'Covid' Deaths Were Never Covid Deaths at All" Admission

Kevin Bass PhD MS @kevinnbass

After relentlessly calling it a "conspiracy theory", New York Times and CDC now admit:

Authorities overcounted COVID deaths and overhyped the pandemic.

About 1/3 of "official" COVID deaths, or hundreds of thousands of deaths, were not due to COVID.

NYT link


They just casually work that in, hoping that no one notices.

David Strom:

[T]he Establishment wanted everybody panicked and compliant, and no better way to do that than claim every motorcycle accident victim a COVID death.

Time and again cases like this have been declared anomalies, and claims that the government is overcounting COVID deaths have been "debunked."

But as with their admission that the Hunter Biden laptop was real years after it was proven to be so, the New York Times buried their admission that the numbers were cooked deep in the bowels of a story.

Years after the revelation would have had a political impact, and only as an aside, the Times confirmed what those of us who have been slandered as conspiracy theorists were saying.

Covid's toll, to be clear, has not fallen to zero. The C.D.C.'s main Covid webpage estimates that about 80 people per day have been dying from the virus in recent weeks, which is equal to about 1 percent of overall daily deaths.

The official number is probably an exaggeration because it includes some people who had virus when they died even though it was not the underlying cause of death. Other C.D.C. data suggests that almost one-third of official recent Covid deaths have fallen into this category. A study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases came to similar conclusions.

A very large fraction of the people classified as dying from COVID died WITH COVID, not from it. If you factor that in and the numbers change dramatically, and the US would not look so bad in international rankings.

This doesn't amount to an admission they lied but rather is simply covering their own asses after it no longer matters. They got what they wanted: the panic, the election results they liked, the smearing of Republicans, the wholesale changes in how social media companies regulate speech, and the suppression of dissent from their power grab.

Bear in mind that at various points, what, about one fifth of the country had Covid? So a huge number of deaths caused by completely unremarkable causes were attributed to covid.

And this isn't new news. As a person responding to this story on Twitter noted, it had previously been reported, back in 2021, that 40 to 45 percent of people dying in hospitals "of covid" actually died of completely different causes. They merely had covid, in addition to being, for example, shot in the head in a murder.


But it's nice that the New York Times is acknowledging this two years later, now that they don't need covid panic to drive Trump out of office.

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