IS THIS A JOKE?
This jest encapsulates people’s understanding of the cynical way that any and all deaths are written up as “covid fatalities”:
Wife to husband: “Honey, did I get fat during the lockdown?”
Husband to wife: “Well, you weren’t all that skinny to begin with.”
From police report: HUSBAND’S DEATH OCCURRED AT 22:00. CAUSE OF DEATH — COVID.
CDC’s all-encompassing criteria for what constitutes a “case of covid” explains:
- why the CDC can claim that an astounding one in three Americans fell victim to “the pandemic” in the 15 months from February 2020 to May 2021;15 and
- why the CDC can claim that. during the 15 moths from February 2020 to May 2021, more than 600,000 Americans died due to covid ;16 and
- why the CDC can claim that covid was the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2020,17 and
- why official statistics say that numbers of covid deaths keep rising in America.
When the rules state that virtually every death that occurs — whether from falling off the roof or drowning in the bathtub, whether from crashing a motorcycle or falling prey to a driveby shooting — falls under the definition of “covid death” … is it a “pandemic” … or a “scamdemic”?
15 CDC. “Estimated COVID-19 Infections, Symptomatic Illnesses, Hospitalizations, and Deaths in the United States.” 2021 Jul 27. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/burden.html
16 Helsel, Phil and Austin Mullen. “Covid has claimed more than 600,000 lives in United States.” NBC News. 2021 Jun 03.
17Ahmad, Farida B., et al. “Provisional mortality data—united states, 2020.” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 70.14. 2021 Apr 09. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8030985/