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Are deaths due to Coronavirus being over-reported?
Posted by: pdq
Date: April 27, 2020 11:24AM
Yeah, no. Forgive me for the clickbait headline.

In fact, based on a recent Yale analysis, there has been an obvious excess in deaths in the US versus what would be expected normally, well above diagnosed Covid deaths. Not universally - Washington state and NOLA are notable examples - but overall in the US, lots more people are suddenly dying, and we just don’t know why:



Just kidding, of course, in a grim way - the fact is that while we won’t really know except in retrospect, it’s likely that the number of Coronavirus deaths in the US has been under-reported by at least a third, and perhaps closer to half.
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Re: Are deaths due to Coronavirus being over-reported?
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: April 27, 2020 11:33AM
Makes sense. Now that it's been confirmed that people were dying in early February, before testing was in place, there's no doubt that COVID deaths have been missed.

All kinds of data points support this, such as the 20% increase in deaths in places like Santa Clara County, CA.
New reports are that the woman who died there, now the earliest known COVID death in the US, died of a "burst heart" as a complication of the virus. She was in her late fifties, active and healthy.

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Re: Are deaths due to Coronavirus being over-reported?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: April 27, 2020 12:53PM
You can be sure that the CDC will insist on excluding all of those patients who don't have extant testable samples from their official death count, thus reducing the number of souls weighing down the reelection campaign. Epidemiology be damned - no positive test, no valid covid death.



rj
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Re: Are deaths due to Coronavirus being over-reported?
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: April 27, 2020 01:00PM
CDC has this disclaimer:

CDC does not know the exact number of COVID-19 illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths for a variety of reasons. COVID-19 can cause mild illness, symptoms might not appear immediately, there are delays in reporting and testing, not everyone who is infected gets tested or seeks medical care, and there may be differences in how states and territories confirm numbers in their jurisdictions.
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Re: Are deaths due to Coronavirus being over-reported?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: April 27, 2020 01:01PM
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Lemon Drop
CDC has this disclaimer:

CDC does not know the exact number of COVID-19 illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths for a variety of reasons. COVID-19 can cause mild illness, symptoms might not appear immediately, there are delays in reporting and testing, not everyone who is infected gets tested or seeks medical care, and there may be differences in how states and territories confirm numbers in their jurisdictions.

Yup. But the "official U.S. confirmed death count" tabulated by the CDC will remain unjustifiably low, because there's a political finger on the scale.



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: Are deaths due to Coronavirus being over-reported?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 27, 2020 01:47PM
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rjmacs
because there's a political finger on the scale.

Hopefully just a finger and not his fat ass.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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