Genevieve Briand von Johns Hopkins
bringt die Fakten gleichsam aus der Höhle des Löwen direkt auf den Punkt:
2020 sterben nicht mehr US-Amerikaner als sonst.
Während nämlich die Covid-19-Zahlen dramatisch hochschnellen, sinken alle anderen Todesraten durch andere Ursachen. Und diese mutige Frau bringt auch noch die einzig logische Erklärung: Es wurden praktisch alle Todesfälle als solche wegen Covid-19 eingestuft.
Soviel Ehrlichkeit war der Johns-Hopkins-Universität dann doch zu viel, und sie zogen den Artikel zurück, aber im Netz bleibt eben doch alles erhalten.
Hier die ganze Geschichte, wenn auch leider nur in Englisch:
“This is true every year,” explained Briand. “Every year in the U.S. when we observe the seasonal ups and downs, we have an increase of deaths due to all causes.”
Here’s where things get interesting.
When Briand looked at the 2020 data during that seasonal period, COVID-19-related deaths exceeded deaths from heart diseases. This was highly unusual since heart disease has always prevailed as the leading cause of deaths. However, when taking a closer look at the death numbers, she noted something strange. As Briand compared the number of deaths per cause during that period in 2020 to 2018, she noticed that instead of the expected drastic increase across all causes, there was a significant decrease in deaths due to heart disease. Even more surprising, as seen in the graph below, this sudden decline in deaths is observed for all other causes.
The article claimed that “This trend is completely contrary to the pattern observed in all previous years.” In fact, “the total decrease in deaths by other causes almost exactly equals the increase in deaths by COVID-19.”
Briand concludes that the COVID-19 death toll in the United States is misleading and that deaths from other diseases are being categorized as COVID-19 deaths.
There have been reports of inflated COVID-19 deaths numbers for months. Patients who never tested positive for the disease had COVID-19 as their cause of death on their death certificates. In May, Jared Polis, the Democrat governor of Colorado, disputed official coronavirus death counts, saying even those of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were inflated as the result of including people who tested positive for the coronavirus but died of other causes. In July, a fatal motorcycle accident victim was listed as a COVID-19 death.
On Thursday, Johns Hopkins University explained that they deleted the article because it “was being used to support false and dangerous inaccuracies about the impact of the pandemic.”