The Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) has quietly updated its death statistics related to COVID-19, revealing that they made serious errors in reporting the deaths – and it may be just the start.
According to the change, which impacted 26 states and all age groups, the agency had included an extra 72,277 deaths that should not have been counted as COVID-19 deaths.
The CDC attempted to write off the misleading overcount as a simple “coding logic error.”
“The CDC also noted that some jurisdictions also include probable COVID cases in their death count and that back in August, the data on COVID deaths was changed after they identified a data discrepancy.”
This means that the CDC is now admitting the data is massively flawed and the amount of overreported COVID deaths may be much, much higher than just 72,000.
The Daily Wire’s Mairead Elordi explained, “So they’re pretty cryptic on what exactly these errors were and why they happened, but the end result is that COVID deaths were apparently significantly overcounted.”
With a total of about 969,000 deaths from COVID, the CDC’s overreported deaths make up about 7.5% of that number.
Another significant revision made by the CDC was the admission that there was an extra 416 pediatric deaths included.
“The huge change in the pediatric death count drops the estimate of COVID deaths in children down to 1,341 nationwide. Children were about 19 percent of all COVID cases but only about a quarter of a percent of those cases were fatal,” Elordi noted, pointing to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Several states have already changed their virus death stats by significant margins since the start of the pandemic.
Last month, Massachusetts dropped its COVID death count by 3,700 after adopting new criteria.
New York also revised their numbers, but in their case, they were forced to increase their death toll associated with the virus in the state’s nursing homes.
An investigation by the New York attorney general found that the state may have undercounted nursing home deaths due to COVID by as much as 50% while under Andrew Cuomo – an issue which the mainstream media and the Democrats worked desperately to cover-up given Cuomo’s role in those deaths after he sent COVID positive patients into nursing homes and exposed the most vulnerable population to the virus.
CDC director Rochelle Walensky recently issued a letter detailing what she calls the CDC’s new Data Modernization Initiative, which is supposed to make the data it puts out more reliable and accurate.
This is not the first time that the CDC has faced criticism for its handling of the pandemic, and Special Counsel Henry J. Kerner in December substantiated a whistleblower’s claims about the CDC’s mishandling in both New York City and Atlanta in February and March 2020, were “reasonable.”
For example, the whistleblower alleged that public health workers were not properly trained when they assisted with the COVID-19 response at New York City’s JFK Airport in the early months of the COVID-19 outbreak.