January 17, 2023

CNN and WaPo Admits COVID Deaths "Over Counted"

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By Ophelia Garrett

In Brief: 

Three years into the “2 weeks to flatten the curve” of this pandemic, the left finally admits to what we’ve all known: the numbers are inflated.

The Background: 

In a recent column titled, “We are overcounting COVID deaths and hospitalizations. That’s a problem,” CNN medical analyst and Washington Post writer Dr. Leana Wen has admitted that the medical community and government officials have grossly inflated the numbers when it came to COVID hospitalizations and deaths. 

Wen cited sources who claimed most "patients diagnosed with COVID are actually in the hospital for some other illness." 

Wen opens her article by asking: 

"According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States is experiencing around 400 COVID deaths every day. At that rate, there would be nearly 150,000 deaths a year. But are these Americans dying from COVID or with COVID?

 Robin Dretler, an attending physician at Emory Decatur Hospital and the former president of Georgia’s chapter of Infectious Diseases Society of America, estimates that at his hospital, 90 percent of patients diagnosed with COVID are actually in the hospital for some other illness."

She went further, using the example of a patient dying from a gunshot wound after testing positive, and therefore having COVID listed as a cause of death. 

Wen further quoted Dr. Shira Doron, who figured out that "In recent months, only about 30 percent of total hospitalizations with COVID were primarily attributed to the virus" in Massachusetts. 

Notable Quotes: 

"People saying this a year ago were booted off social media." – Adam Creighton, journalist

"This is not just recently true. It's been true for three years! We truly do not know how many actually died from COVID.” – Jeffery Tucker, Brownstone Institute president

 

 

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