Minnesota state Representative Mary Franson and Senator Scott Jensen (who is a physician) collected 2800 death certificates provided by the Minnesota Department of Health, checking to see if alleged Wuhan virus deaths were being over-counted. (Well, anyone who sees the obituaries of 95-year-olds and 103-year-olds who are called pandemic victims knows they are being over-counted. Ethics Alarms has noted this tool of the hysterics, nascent totalitarians and fearmongers before.) Jensen had earlier pointed out that hospitals had financials incentives to use the pandemic as a default cause of death.
Jensen explains that while one would typically look to the “UCOD” or “Underlying Cause Of Death” for classification purposes rather than the “immediate” cause or the “intermediate” causes. The practice the CDC had always required in classifying deaths was to use the UCOD.
But for the Wuhan virus, the CDC practice of 17 years was changed, and physicians were told, “If someone had the pandemic virus, it doesn’t matter if it was actually the diagnosis that caused death. If someone had the virus, they died of it.” Stroke? Multi-organ failure? If the deceased tested positive for the Wahun virus, that was the cause of death. Franson and Jensen uncovered examples where victims of a fall were called pandemic casualties. Drowning victims. One “Covid 19” victim died after being thrown from a speeding automobile. About 800 of the 2,800 death certificates examined indicated that the virus was not the underlying cause of death. That’s a 40% overstatement.
It isn’t just Minnesota that’s doing this, either. It’s every state, and the whole country.
Why isn’t the news media explaining this to the public? Why aren’t government officials? Hell, why isn’t the President—he’s not usually shy about raising issues that the news media won’t?
These fake statistics are being used to terrify people and make them submissive to restrictions on their freedom. They are being used to justify killing jobs, industries, human relationships, communities, and the life experiences that Americans have fought and died for.
And if you guessed that this is a theme of “The Pandemic Creates A Classic And Difficult Ethics Conflict, But The Resolution Is Clear”, Part 3, coming soon to an ethics blog near you, you are correct…
This is not nitpicking and is not intended to understate the reality that 2000 people in Minnesota died of Covid, but policies are being formed based on this data, policies that have real-world implications in terms of the health and well-being of everyone.