Why Accurate COVID-19 Death Counts Are Still Hard to Determine 3 Years Later
re: ethics in medicine
“The science” is a f*cking joke.
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The Epoch Times: Why Accurate COVID-19 Death Counts Are Still Hard to Determine 3 Years Later
The number of deaths resulting from COVID-19 infections has been controversial and debated since the onset of the pandemic. Much of this stems from how doctors continue to report fatalities associated with the virus.
... Health Organization (WHO) released a report on the global excess death count from COVID-19, putting the figure at 15 million. Barely a month later, scientists from the organization admitted mistakes in their estimates, resulting in adjusted excess numbers... The drastic differences in figures prompted some governments to fire back at the WHO excess death figures. India’s government openly called the estimates “speculative and misinformed.”
That’s because even today, there’s no across-the-board regulation for determining whether COVID-19 is an actual cause of death in a patient who tests positive, or just a coexisting condition. It’s entirely at the discretion of the attending physician, medical examiner, or coroner.
“Early on in COVID that was a source of great controversy by people who said if you had an underlying illness that was severe and you got COVID, you shouldn’t have those patients listed as COVID deaths,” Dr William Schaffner, professor of infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told The Epoch Times.
Schaffner explained some physicians countered the argument, saying their patient would still be alive were it not for a COVID-19 infection.
The end result: Covid was often labeled as the primary cause of death, despite significant or even life-threatening pre-existing conditions, in many patients.
...PCR is considered accurate within 95 to 100 percent. Even so, that would still leave a trail of thousands of false positives since official records began in 2020... people listed as a COVID-19 fatality are generally not retested, yet it’s the only way to determine if the first one was a false positive.
...Another pre-pandemic analysis revealed only 11 percent of patients and 14 percent of physicians felt their interaction provided the appropriate amount of time needed for the highest standards of care.
WIND: “the science” of COVID is a bad joke, in just about every way. Dubious tests, stopwatch-timed patient interactions, nutritional ignorance, etc.
PCR is itself a bad joke, with absurd cycle counts used to invent infections out of thin air, and yet it is the “gold standard” cited by jackasses who call themselves experts. The real gold standard is to grow viruses in cells and count. There is nothing scientific about PCR tests, at least as used for COVID.