by Dr. Joseph Mercola
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and
individual states are now backtracking on their COVID
death statistics, showing those of us who claimed deaths
were being overcounted were right all along
March 14, 2022, the CDC removed 72,277 COVID deaths from
the tally, including 24% of those attributed to children
under 18. They claim a "coding logic error," a faulty
algorithm, had "accidentally" counted deaths that
weren't related to COVID, such as drowning deaths and
CDC used the false death statistics among children to
push for COVID shots for 5- to 7-year-olds back in
of February 2, 2022, the U.S. Health and Human Services
is no longer collecting data on hospitalizations and
deaths from COVID-19
Deaths were initially exaggerated for political - both
national and geopolitical - purposes, and now they're
being downplayed for the same reason. Democrats know
they cannot win in the midterms unless they declare
victory over COVID-19
wasn't as Bad as
For the past two years, I and many others have detailed the ways in
which COVID-19 deaths have been overcounted to create the illusion
of the 'pandemic' being far worse than it actually is.
Now, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and
individual states are backtracking on their death statistics,
showing we were right all along.
Deaths were initially
exaggerated for political purposes, and now they're being downplayed
for the same reason.
More Than 72,000 COVID Deaths
As reported by The Defender, 1 March 14, 2022, the CDC
had removed 72,277 "COVID deaths" from the tally, including 24% of
those attributed to children under 18. 2,3
They claim a "coding
logic error," a faulty algorithm, had "accidentally" counted deaths
that weren't related to COVID.
As reported by Udumbara: 4
"Some of the
pediatric deaths attributed to COVID-19, according to a search
of the CDC's Wonder system, include deaths where drowning or
drug use was listed as the primary cause of death."
Meanwhile, the CDC used
the false death statistics among children to push for COVID shots
for 5- to 7-year-olds.
In November 2021, CDC
Rochelle Walensky cited that data to justify the
recommendation to issue emergency use authorization for the Pfizer
shot for this age group. 5
Somehow, we're supposed to believe that it took the CDC two years to
realize this error. It's simply not believable, and The Epoch
Times has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for
internal communications relating to the data change. 6
Ironically, the adjustment comes on the heels of fact-checking
articles "debunking" claims that
COVID deaths have been overcounted.
For example, in early
March, Health Feedback claimed there's,
"no evidence COVID
deaths have been overcounted," and that "the evidence suggests
the opposite." 7
Yet here we are. Deaths
were clearly overcounted, not undercounted...
That fact check didn't
CDC Has Been
Turned Into a Propaganda Agency
According to Dr.
Meryl Nass, a member of the Children's
Health Defense scientific advisory committee, the CDC is
cherry-picking data to,
justify its public health policies, and when
it gets caught, it simply blames its "outdated IT systems"...
In a March 19, 2022,
article, she wrote: 8
"CDC is not a public
It is a public
propaganda agency that collects a massive amount of data. CDC
marshals its huge data library to create presentations that
support the current administration's public health policies ...
A 2007 Senate oversight report on the CDC noted the agency spent
$106 million on the Thomas R. Harkin Global Communications (and
Visitor) Center, and summarized its 115-page report with the
'A review of how
an agency tasked with fighting and preventing disease has
spent hundreds of millions of tax dollars for failed
prevention efforts, international junkets, and lavish
facilities, but cannot demonstrate it is controlling
Officials End Reporting COVID-19 Deaths
Curiously, three months before the CDC started changing its
mortality statistics, the U.S. Health and Human Services stopped
collecting data on hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19
The HHS announced 9
changes to the reporting requirements for hospitals and acute care
facilities January 6, 2022.
The new guidelines, which took effect
February 2, note,
of fields which are no longer required to be reported,"
which include the "previous day's COVID-19 deaths."
What are they trying
Are they stopping the
flow of data to prevent examination and analysis?
According to some, the
HHS hospital data are among the best we have in the U.S., so ending
that data collection doesn't make sense.
January 2021, Alex C.
Madrigal, co-founder of the COVID Tracking Project, wrote:
"In a series of
analyses that we ran over the past several months, we came to
nearly the opposite conclusion of other media outlets.
data coming out of HHS are now the best and most granular
publicly available data on the 'pandemic'."
An unnamed federal health
official spoke with a reporter from WSWS, 11 calling the
move to stop reporting COVID-29 hospital deaths "incomprehensible."
The official added:
"It is the only
consistent, reliable and actionable dataset at the federal
level. Ninety-nine percent of hospitals report 100% of the data
I don't know any scientists who want to have less
Definitions Justify the COVID Narrative
From the start of the 'pandemic', changing definitions have allowed
authorities to manipulate data in whatever way they needed.
Now, states are starting
to change the way they define a "COVID death," resulting in lowered
In Massachusetts, for
example, COVID deaths dropped by 3,700 after the state changed its
definition to be in alignment with that of the Council of State and
Territorial Epidemiologists. 12
As reported by CBS Boston: 13
"The state said
currently the COVID death definition includes anyone who has the
disease listed as a cause of death on their death certificate.
It also includes
anyone who had a diagnosis within 60 days but did not have it
listed as a cause on their death certificate.
Under the new
definition, the timeframe is changed to 30 days for people
without a COVID diagnosis on their death certificate."
For the record, counting
someone who died of any cause as a COVID death simply because they
tested positive within 30 days of their death is still a grossly
inaccurate way of determining the true death toll from this virus,
because we know
PCR tests have a false positive rate of about 97%
when run at 35 cycles or greater, 14 as was the norm from
At-Home Tests Aren't Reported
Case counts are also being adjusted downward.
In mid-January 2022, the
Biden administration started distributing half a billion
at-home COVID tests to the American public, 15 and the
results from those are not being reported anywhere. 16
As a result, case counts
will be skewed downward.
According to 13NewsNow: 17
"... the fallibility
of case counts is the reason health officials track several
COVID-19 metrics, like hospitalizations, deaths, and now, even
viral samples in the wastewater 18 - metrics that do
not necessarily rely on people to go get tested or report the
results they get at home."
And yet the HHS is no
longer requiring hospitals to report COVID deaths, which is one of
the metrics health officials are supposedly focusing on in lieu of
Don't get me wrong, PCR
testing was a scam from the start and I'm not suggesting we should
pay much attention to those data. The point here is that the
tracking of COVID data has been fatally flawed from the start.
What they're really trying to do is shift toward passive monitoring,
starting with wastewater sampling. 19
Eventually, the goal is
to monitor every person's biological processes in real-time, and
this is part and parcel of,
transhumanist Fourth Industrial
The Great Reset...
CDC Hides Data
To make matters even murkier, the CDC is also,
hiding data on COVID
hospitalizations and the COVID jab...
The stated justification
for not making certain data public is that people are
"misinterpreting" the data.
In other words, the data show that the
COVID jabs don't work, and the CDC doesn't want that to be widely
The CDC has collected data
on the effectiveness of COVID-19
but for some reason did not include
the data for 18- to
in any of its publications.
this is also the group
least likely to benefit from the
As reported by The New
York Times, 20
the CDC has been withholding data on
according to age, race and injection status from the
even though it's been collecting it
for more than a year.
It has also collected data on the effectiveness of COVID-19
boosters, but for some reason has not included the data for 18- to
49-year-olds in any of its publications.
this is "the group least likely to benefit from extra shots,"
the Times pointed out, adding: 21
"Much of the
withheld information could help state and local health
officials better target their efforts to bring the virus
data on hospitalizations by age and race would help health
officials identify and help the populations at highest risk.
hospitalizations and death by age and vaccination status
would have helped inform whether healthy adults needed
Served a Purely Political Agenda
Over the past two years, the 'pandemic' has been used to usher in a
range of radical changes that would never have been accepted were it
not for widespread panic.
It was used to implement
illegitimate voting rules, which appear to have had an impact on the
It was used to announce the urgent need for a "Great Reset" and a
Fourth Industrial Revolution. It's been used to strip people of
basic human rights, and to justify radical environmental policies
that will result in lower standards of living.
It was also used to abruptly transition the vaccine industry from
conventional vaccine manufacturing using eggs to the use of risky
gene transfer technology.
The only thing the
'pandemic' has not been used for is to make recommendations that
actually improve public health.
And throughout, data have been
massaged and manipulated to justify the unjustifiable.
Now, it appears data are being manipulated yet again - this time to
artificially end the COVID crisis so that the Biden administration
can take credit for it during the upcoming elections.
As stated in a February
24, 2022, letter from Impact Research, titled "Taking the Win Over
"It's time for
Democrats to take credit for ending the COVID crisis phase of
the COVID war, point to important victories like vaccine
distribution and providing economic stability for Americans, and
fully enter the rebuilding phase that comes after any war.
Below we lay out some
strategic thoughts for Democrats positioning themselves on
declaring the crisis phase over
pushing for "feeling and
acting more normal"
taking the side of people who are burned
out on COVID and don't want to hear about it anymore...
Not setting a standard of
zero COVID as the "victory condition," and to,
"stop talking about
restrictions and the unknown future ahead."
continue to hold a posture that prioritizes COVID precautions
over learning how to live in a world where COVID exists, but
does not dominate, they risk paying dearly for it in November,"
the letter states. 24
perhaps did not receive this memo, as he is out there signaling that
we can expect a return to COVID restrictions at any given point.
In a mid-March
interview, he stated that,
"we need to be
flexible" and "if we see a resurgence, we have to be able to
pivot and go back to any degree of mitigation that is
commensurate with what the situation is.
We can't just say
'We're done, now we're going to move on'."
Based on what we've seen
so far, I wouldn't be surprised if this "pivot" back into COVID
crisis mode were to occur right before the midterm elections...
Defender March 21, 2022
2, 4, 6 Udumbara.net
March 20, 2022
Caller March 18, 2022
Media March 18, 2022
Feedback Fact Check of Mercola Claims
Nass Substack March 19, 2022
Data.gov, January 6, 2022
Atlantic, January 18, 2021
February 3, 2022
12, 13 CBS
Boston March 10, 2022
Infectious Diseases September 28, 2020; ciaa1491
House January 14, 2022
16, 17 13NewsNow
March 3, 2022
February 11, 2022
New York Times February 4, 2022
20, 21 The
New York Times February 20, 2022
Research February 24, 2022 Page 1
23, 24 Impact
Research February 24, 2022 Page 2