The Gateway Pundit reports about coronavirus death numbers:
The amount of Americans who are reported to have died from the Coronavirus is based on a CDC coding system that will “result in COVID-19 being the underlying cause more often than not.”
A new ICD code was established to keep track of Coronavirus deaths.
The U07.1 code will be used for death by Coronavirus infection.
However, there’s another secondary code, U07.2, “for clinical or epidemiological diagnosis of COVID-19 where a laboratory confirmation is inconclusive or not available,” the CDC guidelines read.
“Because laboratory test results are not typically reported on death certificates in the U.S., NCHS is not planning to implement U07.2 for mortality statistics.”
This means that thousands of deaths will be attributed to the virus even though they really are a result of other conditions including plain old age. Here is the actual text from the US government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (CDC.gov):
Will COVID-19 be the underlying cause?
The underlying cause depends upon what and where conditions are reported on the death certificate.
However, the rules for coding and selection of the underlying cause of death are expected to result in COVID19 being the underlying cause more often than not.
‘More often than not’? Gee, how about demanding an accurate assessment so as to give us a clear picture of the crisis? After all, this crisis is deeply affecting our country like no other crisis in the last century.
But no, the government does not demand accurate figures since we all know that ‘close enough’ is good enough for government work. But in this case ‘close enough’ is not acceptable. We need to know the truth about this virus. The CDC website continues:
Should “COVID-19” be reported on the death certificate only with a confirmed test?
COVID-19 should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents where the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death. Certifiers should include as much detail as possible based on their knowledge of the case, medical records, laboratory testing, etc. If the decedent had other chronic conditions such as COPD or asthma that may have also contributed, these conditions can be reported in Part II.
Look at that quote “… the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death.” This is alarming to the extreme. That’s like saying that a cancer patient who died but who caught a cold died of a cold.
This shows that government guidelines are going to make the crisis appear worse than it is and are probably designed to do so. This shows how these Deep Staters in Washington, DC are betraying us (as usual).
Imagine if we knocked 25% off the death numbers or 50% by determining that the coronavirus is not the main cause of death. There would be much less panic than there is. But people on the left, including Democrats, the Fake News media and the Deep State in Washington want the crisis to appear worse than it is for one simple reason – to harm president Trump.
For instance virtually all of the deaths in Italy were among old people with underlying medical conditions. But that is generally being ignored since that would make the crisis seem much less severe than it is.
We know that the first people to die of the virus in the US were elderly people in a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington. They all had underlying conditions including old age; that’s why they were in a nursing home to begin with.
Meanwhile Omaha.com, in Nebraska, reported:
One of the (coronavirus deaths) was a resident of the Douglas County Health Center, the county said Saturday. The man, who was in his 80s, had several underlying conditions and was receiving hospice care, according to Douglas County, but authorities determined that the COVID-19 infection was his leading, or “acute,” cause of death.
So this guy was dying anyway, and in hospice, but they are calling it a coronavirus death. This is frighteningly deceptive.
Friends, we need to know the truth about this virus. Nikitas3.com believes that this crisis is being way overblown. Nikitas3.com predicts a maximum of 20,000 real, certified virus deaths not the 100,000 to 200,000 or the 2.1 million that have been predicted.
At the same time, The Gateway Pundit reported about nine conservative US states:
There are now only nine states in America that are not under stay-at-home orders by their governors.
Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas and South Carolina are now the only states where residents are not under orders to only leave their homes for “essential” purposes.
“The contrast is the starkest in five states — Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota — where there are no such orders in place, either in major cities or statewide. Another four had partial restrictions issued locally in certain cities or counties,” the New York Times reports.
“The people themselves are primarily responsible for their safety,” South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said, explaining that both her state’s and the U.S. constitutions “prevent us from taking draconian measures much like the Chinese government has done.”
President Donald Trump has refused calls for taking action on a federal level, leaving it up to state leaders to decide what is best for their constituents.
“I can’t lock the state down,” Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds told the Times. “People also have to be responsible for themselves.”
North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has strongly urged people to stay at home, but, like the others, believes that an order would violate the liberty of his constituents.
“It’s important that we exercise individual responsibility,” Gov. Burgum said at a news conference. “By following these guidelines, we’re literally saving lives.”
This just goes to show that conservatives don’t go crazy every time there is a crisis; simple precautions work well and can change with conditions on the ground. This shows why we conservatives are much better suited to running our great country than liberals are.
These states are operating somewhat normally. The whole country is not shut down by any stretch of the imagination. Vice president Mike Pence said that there are 19 states without significant coronavirus outbreaks. So why should these states be locked down?
Nikitas3.com conjectures that the economy is running at about half-speed with millions of people working from home and tens of millions more going to work anyway in health care (of course); in trucking and on the railroads; at the airlines, but at reduced capacity; on construction sites; at restaurants selling takeout food; on farms; at manufacturing plants and in the coal mines; at oil refineries and power plants; at millions of small businesses; at places like Amazon, Home Depot and WalMart; at grocery stores, gas stations and drug stores, etc.
Even the Mexican border wall is continuing to go up. And don’t forget that 22 million government workers on the federal, state, county and local level aren’t missing any paychecks.
Now here is some good news about the epidemic from The Washington Examiner:
Only 79 people were encountered Sunday by Border Patrol agents nationwide after they had attempted to enter the country (illegally) between ports of entry. If that rate continued over the course of a month, it would make for fewer than 2,500 apprehensions, a drop in the bucket compared to the 30,000 arrests that agents made just on the southern border in February and 132,000 at the peak of the border crisis last May
Global Elites Cover Up for Guilty China
As worldwide anger mounts at China, liberals are countering it with slobbering coverage seeking to divert attention from China’s blame for the virus. In fact we already saw it when Joe Biden said about China, “They’re not bad folks!”
Yes, they are. They are evil – but not to the liberals like Biden whose son Hunter got a $1.5 billion investment from the Chinese government in a fake hedge fund. Meanwhile thousands of Americans – virtually all Democrats – have deep economic ties to China like Democrat US senator Dianne Feinstein of California whose husband has been dealing with China for decades and making lots of money. Do you think that Feinstein is going to criticize China? Are you kidding?
This cover-up is everywhere these days, even in comedy. Nikitas3.com heard a ‘comedian’ recently saying that he doesn’t expect anyone to come to his door since most people are quarantined. But he said that if the doorbell rings “I hope it’s Chinese food…” (i.e., a delivery of take-out food).
Get it? It’s a tactic to make Chinese people look benign and worthy of a chuckle amidst a pandemic brought to us by the Chinese.
Chinese people have been despised by the whole world for centuries. Albert Einstein, one of the smartest people ever, said they were “filthy people”. For millennia Chinese have been detested by the other people in their own region of Asia. Fortunately a few good Chinese escaped and formed the nation of Taiwan (population 24 million) when the communists took over the mainland.
The mainland Chinese eat bats, cats, dogs, snakes, silkworms, bear bile and reptiles and are miles beneath the standards in the civilized West of the US and Europe. Meanwhile they are not smart enough to invent anything. 100% of the technology that runs China today comes from the US.
For decades president Trump has been warning about the underhanded Chinese. Way back in 2011 Trump gave an interview to Rush Limbaugh about the problems in America. He focused largely on China for its devious trade policies. He never even could have conceived at that time that China might launch a virus onto the world like nobody has been in 100 years.
But we all might have anticipated it. The bubonic plague that wiped out one-third of the population of Europe in the 14th century came from… you guessed it… China. Meanwhile many of the destructive invasive species of plants and animals that have invaded the US come from China like the flying carp, a fish so aggressive that it jumps out of the water.
There is even a video on the internet of a Chinese female going from store to store in Florida buying up every face mask that she can find, even joking and laughing about it. This is typical Chinese behavior. Chinese are selfish people. Nikitas3.com recommends that all Chinese nationals be expelled from the US.
One American tech worker recently commented that Chinese workers at his company would “steal anything that is not nailed down”. At the same time hundreds of Chinese spies have been arrested and/or deported trying to steal technology from US companies.
Now China is being rewarded for its ugly behavior in covering up the epidemic. China was recently appointed to a panel on the UN Human Rights Council where it will help to vet candidates for important UN posts. This comes after decades of human rights abuses and lies from China, including most recently that the US started the coronavirus pandemic.
This is another example of how the Chinese devils who gave us this crisis are being rewarded by the left. But, alas, globalism/communism is about rewarding bad and even evil behavior.