Yesterday, President Trump took to Twitter to question the CDC’s COVID death count numbers.
The number of cases and deaths of the China Virus is far exaggerated in the United States because of @CDCgov’s ridiculous method of determination compared to other countries, many of whom report, purposely, very inaccurately and low. “When in doubt, call it Covid.” Fake News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2021
Of course, even questioning the elites on anything to do with COVID creates a firestorm. The elites don’t like that.
So, let’s fact check what President Trump is saying.
Let’s start with him saying they are far exaggerated.
The latest CDC weekly coronavirus numbers list 294,884 deaths due to coronavirus(as of the day of President Trump’s tweet)
The Gateway Pundit further broke those numbers down:
10,874 deaths from intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning and “other adverse events.”
11,554 are due to Alzheimer’s disease.
47,351 due to Diabetes
33,367 heart attacks
14,350 cancer patients
So, what do these numbers show us?
Well, at a minimum they show that the Mainstream Media is not giving the full picture. The Media is reporting the big number but not putting it into context. This isn’t even to say that these shouldn’t be counted as COVID deaths. It isn’t to say that these deaths aren’t tragic. It is to simply say that President Trump is correct when he calls the numbers exaggerated. They are not viewed in context.
These numbers don’t count the deaths we have seen from things that had nothing to do with COVID either.
Such as, people being shot, and then it is counted as a COVID death.
He then points out that the CDC is classifying deaths differently than other countries.
The ratio of COVID-19 deaths in the US “with” and “without” pneumonia has been fairly consistent at about 45:55. In addition to testing more per capita than any other large country, the US also adopts a very expansive definition of C19 deaths. https://t.co/hkF33vTQXo pic.twitter.com/mkQqSnYqBI
— Don Wolt (@tlowdon) September 26, 2020
So, this is also true.
Why are you never allowed to question any of this?
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