The New York Times Makes Very QUIET Admission About COVID Numbers...

Written By BlabberBuzz | Monday, 24 July 2023 09:09
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The New York Times has quietly acknowledged that the death toll from COVID-19 was overcounted by at least a third.

In a newsletter titled "A Positive COVID Milestone" by David Leonhardt, a former Washington bureau chief for the outlet, it was revealed that the official number of COVID deaths includes individuals who had the virus at the time of their death, even if it was not the underlying cause. According to other data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly one-third of recent COVID deaths fall into this category. A study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases also reached similar conclusions.

Leonhardt further stated that President Biden's declaration almost a year ago that "The pandemic is over" may have been premature, but the milestone of excess deaths suggests that it is true now. He believes that the pandemic is finally over.


It is worth noting that when former President Donald Trump suggested that the COVID death toll was overcounted, The New York Times dismissed his claim. They quoted statisticians and public health experts who argued that the death toll was likely higher than what was publicly known. Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, also stated that the overall toll was likely an undercount.


Similarly, CNN reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention refuted rumors that COVID deaths were exaggerated, particularly on social media. The Guardian cited Fauci's dismissal of baseless conspiracy theories surrounding the Coronavirus crisis and the claim that America's official death toll from COVID-19 was overstated. Fauci emphasized that there was no evidence to support the claim, despite reports of unrelated deaths being included in the total count.


PolitiFact even rated the claim that COVID numbers were inflated as false. However, in January, Washington Post columnist Leana Wen raised concerns about the medical community overcounting COVID deaths and hospitalizations. She cited two infectious disease experts who claimed that the numbers for hospitalized COVID patients were overcounted by as much as 90 percent.

In 2021, Italy, which had one of the highest pandemic death counts in the world, recalculated its numbers and concluded that only 2.9 percent of COVID deaths could be solely attributed to the virus.