ICD-10 U07.1 vs. Science
KB: Is an intelligent and well-informed nurse, working in a hospital that treats COVID-19 patients. We had a bit of an on-line altercation. It ended well – – –
KB: I don’t believe the death toll is one giant hoax. Covid is real and people do die from it.
Indeed, but how many people? How many of those officially “confirmed” and “verified” deaths actually did die of COVID-19? Not according to C.D.C./W.H.O.’s newly jiggered guidelines — coded as ICD-10 U07.1 “Deaths with confirmed or presumed COVID-19” — but according to over 120 years of established science and C.D.C’s own Medical Examiners’ and Coroners’ Handbook as honest science requires?
Here’s an estimate from Italy once they began to re-evaluate their death figures according to the established science instead of the newly jiggered guidelines – – –
“On re-evaluation by the [Italian] National Institute of Health, only 12 per cent of [coronavirus] death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus” [Professor Walter Ricciardi, scientific adviser to Italy’s minister of health] says. –telegraph.co.uk
And here’s another clue, this one from Russia – – –
More than 60% of fatalities of people suspected of having contracted Covid-19 [in Russia] are not classified as coronavirus deaths because they occurred “from clearly other causes,” the Moscow health department said in a statement on its website, noting that autopsies are performed in all suspected cases. … Experts Question Russian Data on Covid-19 Death Toll – Bloomberg [bolding added]
And from the C.D.C. itself – – –
“For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.” COVID-19 Provisional Counts – Weekly Updates by Select Demographic and Geographic Characteristics
You have to hand it to the C.D.C. information worker who crafted “in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.” That’s a pretty decent attempt to imply COVID-19 was the cause and those 2.6 additional conditions were merely innocent bystanders.
Of course those innocent bystanders were things like pneumonia, heart attack, stroke, etc., meaning that it was usually COVID-19 that was the innocent bystander.
Once you clear that fog away, this is what you find – – –
“Had the CDC used its industry standard, Medical Examiners’ and Coroners’ Handbook on Death Registration and Fetal Death Reporting Revision 2003, as it has for all other causes of death for the last 17 years, the COVID-19 fatality count would be approximately 90.2% lower than it currently is.” [source]
So we can see the dimensions of the hoax — or is it just a SNAFU? According to C.D.C.s own handbook and over 120 years of established science the ICD-10 U07.1 death number is inflated by approximately 1,000%. (100 claimed COVID-19 deaths divided by 10 actual COVID-19 deaths X 100%)
KB: The “over-count” allegation has been a persistent claim from the beginning of this event. For example: in the early days, when this claim first became popular, each hospital was only allowed 3 tests per day due to the scarcity of testing equipment and kits. I remember one day at the hospital where I work (in early or mid March) when 9 patients showed up in the same hour-we could only test three.
Yes indeed! As you can see from the above, the “over-count” allegation should be way more than just persistent! And it’s not just in the early days when, as you point out, tests were scarce, facilitating premature and inaccurate diagnoses, and that’s if we ass-u-me the tests were/are accurate. As you point out below, they aren’t necessarily.
But accurate or not, what’s relevant is whether COVID-19 actually caused the death. If it’s just present, well, it’s like this – – –
“…the mistake is being made worldwide to report virus-related deaths as soon as it is established that the virus was present at the time of death — regardless of other factors. This violates a basic principle of infectiology: only wh
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