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Study Conclusion: Many Deaths Claimed From COVID Are Really Deaths Relabeled from Other Causes. Overall Death Rates Are Not Significantly Higher Than Normal.

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A new study (link removed or site crashed but now available at Archive.org https://web.archive.org/web/202011261... ) published by Dr. Genevieve Briand at Johns Hopkins University notes some critical accounting errors done at the national level. The study – which is still being vetted – simply examines the raw data that should have been questioned months ago. The overall conclusion is that Covid-19, at least according to collected data, is not the killer disease that it is currently hyped up to be.

Viewing Covid-19 Deaths in Context
It is already well established that Covid-19 is a disease that is most dangerous to those over the age of 65 and who have preexisting conditions. In the United States, there has been an observed 2.1% mortality rate, with elderly individuals making up over half that number.

Young and healthy people are not by any significant capacity threatened by Covid-19.

One of the most important factors when it comes to Covid-19 is preventing excess death. According to the CDC,

“Estimates of excess deaths can provide information about the burden of mortality potentially related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including deaths that are directly or indirectly attributed to COVID-19. Excess deaths are typically defined as the difference between the observed numbers of deaths in specific time periods and expected numbers of deaths in the same time periods.”

Essentially, there is an average number of deaths every year due to a variety of causes that for the most part have remained constant through the years. This includes morbidities such as heart disease, which has long been the leading cause of death, and cancer, which has long plagued our existence. For Covid-19 to be a serious cause of alarm, it would need to significantly increase the number of average deaths.

However, according to the study,

“These data analyses suggest that in contrast to most people’s assumptions, the number of deaths by COVID-19 is not alarming. In fact, it has relatively no effect on deaths in the United States.”

Total deaths in the United States show no significant change and even mirror past trends of seasonal illness.
According to this graph constructed using data provided by the CDC from the last 6 years, total deaths have remained relatively constant and increases can be explained by various factors such as a larger population. The spikes in deaths in 2020 are consistent with historical trends, only topping 2018 by 11,292 deaths. There have been over 262,000 deaths attributed to Covid-19 in the United States, yet total deaths have not increased in any alarming capacity; they have only mirrored existing trends. In short, according to 6 years of data collected by the CDC, Covid-19 has not led to any significant increase in deaths.
Diving Deeper
What is even more interesting if not more alarming is that the spike in recorded Covid-19 deaths seen in 2020 has coincided with a proportional decrease in death from other diseases.

Yanni Gu writes

“This suggests, according to Briand, that the COVID-19 death toll is misleading. Briand believes that deaths due to heart diseases, respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia may instead be recategorized as being due to COVID-19.”

Deaths have remained relatively constant, yet reported deaths due to deadly conditions such as heart disease have fallen while reported Covid deaths have risen. This suggests that the current Covid death count is in some capacity relabeled deaths due to other ailments. According to the graph, reported Covid deaths even overtook heart disease as the main cause of death at one point, which should raise suspicion.

This aligns with many other well-established facts about the virus, such as those with comorbidities are the most at risk. According to the CDC, about 94% of Covid deaths occur with comorbidities. This suggests that it could be possible that a large number of deaths could have been mainly due to more serious ailments such as heart disease but categorized as a Covid-19 death, a far less lethal disease.
According to this graph provided by the study, deaths labeled under Covid-19 increased while deaths labeled under others decreased. It is important to note that this sample only applies to the month of April as the author notes these were the weeks with the highest reported deaths. Gu writes

“The CDC classified all deaths that are related to COVID-19 simply as COVID-19 deaths. Even patients dying from other underlying diseases but are infected with COVID-19 count as COVID-19 deaths. This is likely the main explanation as to why COVID-19 deaths drastically increased while deaths by all other diseases experienced a significant decrease…

“If [the COVID-19 death toll] was not misleading at all, what we should have observed is an increased number of heart attacks and increased COVID-19 numbers. But a decreased number of heart attacks and all the other death causes doesn’t give us a choice but to point to some misclassification,” Briand replied.”

Furthermore, Briand’s research notes that the percentage of death has remained relatively constant through all age groups. Covid death statistics seem to mirror the normal distribution of death amongst age groups, further lending credence to the argument that many Covid deaths are recategorized deaths.
Briand provides this graph constructed from CDC data that shows that deaths amongst various age groups have remained relatively constant.

By simply looking at the raw data presented by the CDC Gu writes that

“All of this points to no evidence that COVID-19 created any excess deaths. Total death numbers are not above normal death numbers. We found no evidence to the contrary,” Briand concluded.

The hysteria over Covid-19 has likely led to the alleged accounting error noted in Briand’s study, the reclassification of expected deaths from all causes into Covid deaths. That accounting error has likely led to a number of policy decisions that have drastically crippled our ability to support the general welfare of society, economically, socially, and spiritually. Going forward these findings should give us pause and reconsideration over the threat Covid-19 actually poses and realize how much avoidable damage we have done to ourselves as a result.
SOURCE URL: https://www.aier.org/article/new-study-highlights-serious-accounting-error-regarding-covid-deaths/


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  • Posted by $ Meerkat24 3 months, 1 week ago
    Unfortunately true. I've been hearing it since the first shutdowns. Also confirmed by doctors I know. A death is classified as COVID-19, even if it isn't the cause. I've been told that even Influenza wasn't listed as cause in the past, as the cause would be respiratory failure, pneumonia, etc. I've heard it is so bad in CA that you can be hit by a bus, rushed to the ER, die of your injuries, and if you post-mortem test positive for COVID-19, it is listed as the "cause" of death. This is so well known (by those who care to think) that Santa Clara County Department of Health can't really hide it completely. At the bottom of the deaths chart, they have the disclaimer... Deaths provided in this dashboard do not necessarily mean that the individuals died from COVID-19.


    They also stretch the graph vertically to make the new deaths each day look bad, but when you look at the scale, most days are 0, 1, or 2, and most of them are in nursing homes (with 8 days that hit 6 or 7 since Feb. out of 1.9 million people). So if they have to say that not all deaths were caused by COVID-19, what is the real number on each of those days that are 0, 1, or 2?

    You can't make this stuff up. Here is a link to the County's data:
    https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/...

    Now, I've also seen elsewhere here in Galt's Gulch Online that if you run enough cycles on the test, just about anyone would test positive. Gee whiz!
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 3 months, 1 week ago
    What do all the idiots think we were doing back in 1957 when the deadly Asian virus took up all the hospital beds in Houston (for instance?) We didn't hide...we didn't leave our jobs...we continued our lives as normally as we could. Cowards! Think they can hide from the virus. Looks to me like that isn't working.
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  • Posted by $ Snezzy 3 months, 1 week ago
    #1. I've heard that there is Federal money given to hospitals on a per-covid-19 death basis. Follow the money. As Cicero said, "Cui bono?"

    #2. I do pony rides for birthday parties, but there have been few this past year. Expense of caring for ponies and feeding them continues. Some party parents and occasional kids wear masks.

    #3. Parents at a party last month included several doctors and a pharmacist. No one at all wore masks.

    #4. "Anything to get rid of Trump!"
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  • Posted by $ allosaur 3 months, 1 week ago
    Now thinking if 73-yea-old me dino tested positive for Covid-19 and it scared me so bad I died of a heart attack, some doctor with a lot to do may dismissively surmise, "Well, he tested positive. Put that in writing for me to sign and send him to the morgue. Next case!"
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    • Posted by $ BobCat 3 months ago
      Along the same line, if you were to get the Vax and suffer horrible side effects and die,, I will bet dollars to donuts that your death would be listed as “from natural causes”.
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  • Posted by malonejr 3 months, 1 week ago
    I am sure it has either been mentioned or observed earlier but as the media and those in charge of attempting to make the rest of us push their rope, every time they want to muddy the data, they start referring to 'corona virus' data. It's flu and cold season, folks. These are corona viruses!
    I for one do not need Dr (Floyd Ferris) Fauci telling me what to do to keep from catching their blue disease of making the rest of us suffer because their Queen isn't running the country.
    I for one am tired of the government forgetting that they work for us.
    Also, I am tired of them telling us we need to starve and die in order to facilitate their interference in our free trade and interaction among ourselves. If I feel that I will need to protect myself from getting sick, then I (using common sense) will stay home or take measures to correct said malady. I don't need the government telling me how or what to think (unless they are implying that their public school system failed to teach me to think for myself without obtaining everyone elses' opinion)!
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    • Posted by term2 3 months, 1 week ago
      The government is trying to maintain power over us citizens. I dont listen to them any more. This is the age where we can get our own information. I dont think the corona virus is nearly as deadly as they say.
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  • Posted by term2 3 months, 1 week ago
    I had already concluded that the covid deaths were exaggerated. It seemed to me that if you were already hanging on with co morbidities, adding another issue like covid, a cold or flu, or something else to push you over the edge ISNT the real cause of death I think its political to give government an excuse to exert power over us.
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  • Posted by $ puzzlelady 3 months, 1 week ago
    So let's see. If Covid-19 is not more deadly, because we don't as yet have defenses against it, than other "seasonal" illnesses, then it's OK for it to accelerate the demise of old and ailing people, who without the infection might have enjoyed a few more years or months of life. So Covid-19 is a welcome natural means of getting rid of essentially useless members of society. Only the young and healthy should survive to supply needed labor. Concomitantly, the economic shutdown will get rid of unnecessary or inept enterprises to clear out the debris of essentially useless goods and services. Sounds like a plan.
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  • Posted by DrZarkov99 3 months, 1 week ago
    Deaths under control in OK, but with emphasis on earlier testing, hospitals are maxed out on beds. A senior nurse has been keeping me informed, and things are tight. ICUs and respirators are all used, nursing staff is stretched and overworked. Elective surgeries are being granted on a priority basis, with outpatient surgeries being favored due to no bed space.

    Everyone is waiting to see if things get worse after Thanksgiving family gatherings, with an expected peak about a week before Christmas. Only patients with real COVID symptoms are being admitted to the dedicated COVID units, with specific floors being set aside as COVID only to isolate them from other patients.

    So far, COVID related deaths here are nearly all people with co-morbidities (diabetes, and morbid obesity being the dominant problems, with COPD close behind). While COVID isn't the primary cause, it exacerbates existing negative conditions, and its effect is worse among those 65 and older.

    No fear or panic, but these are hard facts. Lockdowns are unlikely to make anything better, because the contact cycle is now so long that it's next to impossible not to have contact with the virus. It's a kind of six degrees to Kevin Bacon scenario, where eventually everyone is going to be affected. The sooner herd immunity is reached, the better.
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    • Posted by Lucky 3 months ago
      hospitals are maxed out on beds
      Not according to a hospital worker in Cornwall UK. She was forced to resign after claiming she had no work for three weeks in the peak of the crisis as "no patients".
      Data are in the link.

      Worth noting that the UK national health service has sacred status, people are told to stay at home if sick to Protect The Health Service. (US equivalent= Built Back Better). Better slogans bring socialism sooner.

      As we know, government run medicine can start out well with enthusiastic workers. After a decade it becomes a bureaucracy run for the career benefit of senior managers. Patient care is one thing, but the public relations section is always very effective, governments dare not reduce funding.

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...

      The UK is not in a virus emergency but a fake test panic. Trump is right, stop testing.
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      • Posted by DrZarkov99 3 months ago
        I was referring to hospitals in Oklahoma, which I know about from the staff. In fact, they've been shipping some patients to nearby states that still have beds. Unfortunately, the hospital administrators are treating release of this information as though it was classified. Senior nurses are being told to prepare to go back on the floor, due to a shortage of the younger nurses that perform that duty.

        Part of the problem is a lack of medical facilities in rural areas that have the ability to handle serious cases. There has been a flood of older patients from rural areas coming to Oklahoma City for treatment.
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    • Posted by $ Ben_C 3 months, 1 week ago
      Agreed - especially your last sentence. It will be herd immunity with perhaps the aid of an "effective and safe" vaccine that will accomplish this goal. At least in Michigan the mandates are dragging this problem out for months on end. Viruses do what viruses do and the idiots in government simply don't understand this fact. As others have stated "if you are at risk - stay home or wear a hazmat suite (at $100 / per change per my niece who works in a Coivid unit)
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    • Posted by term2 3 months, 1 week ago
      Exactly ! Our government is wrong again and I think people are starting to realize that. Trust in our government, between covid stuff and the election issues, is eroding fast.
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  • Posted by AmericanWoman 3 months, 1 week ago
    Just a couple of days ago in a East State not mentioning where its of my birth most are freaking out have been. Received emails for months, this person passed with Covid, that one and when you read about them just as a wonderful Lady 49, she fought breast cancer no where in her obit did it state covid but that was the cause related to me. Of course I copied the link for several reasons to honor this wonderful Lady and show fact is not what you hear on the drooping grape vine.
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  • Posted by $ Abaco 3 months, 1 week ago
    I'm starting to think that there's an underrepresented facet to this pandemic. I know a couple people who have gotten through COVID but are disabled from it permanently. Sure...they "survived" but this isn't like your average cold or flu. In one case the discs in a guy's neck were destroyed and in another his inner ear was damaged and he has vertigo. I am curious how long it will be before this really becomes the news story. I think many, many Americans will go on disability from this.
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    • Posted by Domminigan 3 months ago
      I have heard of people becoming permanently damaged from Covid. I have not seen much evidence as to exactly how the damage is occurring, and that makes me question exactly how the damage is being attributed to Covid.

      The last time I was ill, I went Temporarily deaf in one ear for nearly three weeks. It turned out the act of blowing my nose blocked my eardrum via the eustachian tube. Getting sick caused me to lose my hearing for a while, but it was not directly due to the illness.

      I know viruses can cause damage, polio certainly does; but the vast range of permanent damage currently being attributed to Covid-19 is questionable.
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    • Posted by term2 3 months, 1 week ago
      Anytime you get sick, there can be side effects that are a result from it. No one WANTS to get COVID, but there are a lot of things you can get which are a LOT worse.
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      • Posted by $ Abaco 3 months, 1 week ago
        Not sure I understand how that applies to what I said - I'd still prefer a standard cold or flu vs. this. My point is that people don't seem able to grasp the points between "dead" and "survived". I've never known somebody to have permanent disabilities from a flu. Not ever. Can't say that about our first run-in with this virus.
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