Two days ago, conservative comedian Tim Young posted stunning new numbers from the CDC showing a significantly lower number of U.S. deaths related to COVID-19 than what’s being reported by the media.
HOLY SHIT: Did I read this wrong or did the CDC just revised the national COVID-19 deaths to 37,308?!?!
HOLY SHIT: Did I read this wrong or did the CDC just revised the national COVID-19 deaths to 37,308?!?!https://t.co/FkhFUzPHaH
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) May 2, 2020
Conservative author and political pundit, Dinesh D’Souza also tweeted about the reduction in the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 appearing on the CDC website. D’Souza asked what happened to the 30,000 people who are no longer showing up on the website as COVID-19 deaths, “Did 30,000 people spring back to life like Lazarus?” he asked.
Just like that, CDC reduces its #Coronavirus death count to 37,000. That’s nearly HALF the total they were peddling. Did 30,000 people spring back to life like Lazarus? No, this seems a “gaffe”—defined as a case of the CDC accidentally telling the truth https://t.co/fkrbxDbPem
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) May 2, 2020
UPDATED: CDC COVID-19 death count as of May 4, 2020: 38,576 deaths.
From the CDC website:
*Data during this period are incomplete because of the lag in time between when the death occurred and when the death certificate is completed, submitted to NCHS and processed for reporting purposes. This delay can range from 1 week to 8 weeks or more, depending on the jurisdiction, age, and cause of death.
1Deaths with confirmed or presumed COVID-19, coded to ICD–10 code U07.1
Adam Milstein responded to Dinesh D’Souza’s tweet, adding that even if the statistics for the number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States are lagging on the CDC website, there is no way the real coronavirus deaths can jump from 37,000 to 68,000.
While data provided by @CDCGov National Center for Health Statistics is lagging by an average of 1–2 week, there is no way the real coronavirus deaths can jump from 37,000 to 68,000. It's important to recognize COVID-19 deaths are only 5% of the 719,438 total 2020 verified deaths
— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) May 3, 2020
Why do aggregated numbers from the official CDC and WHO sites as of May 2, 2020, show a total of 66,215 coronavirus deaths in the U.S.?
What about the Democrat Party and media’s latest attempts to pin over 60,000 Wuhan coronavirus deaths in the United States on President Trump?
Last week, New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi was called on by President Trump during his daily Wuhan coronavirus press briefing. Instead of asking a question of any value to the American people, the far-left hack reporter asked a question that sounded like it came from the DNC headquarters. Nuzzi asked, “If an American president loses more Americans over the course of six weeks than over the entire Vietnam war, does he deserve to be re-elected?”
President Trump brilliantly handled her ridiculous analogy with integrity, ignoring the hatred for him that was oozing from her pores.
Question to President Trump:
"If an American president loses more Americans over the course of six weeks than died in the entirety of the Vietnam war, does he deserve to be re-elected?"pic.twitter.com/zK8WnL82Hr
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 27, 2020
Taxpayer-funded NPR jumped on Nuzzi’s analogy, comparing the number of deaths from a pandemic that originated in the Wuhan province of China to the number of troops killed in Vietnam. Here’s a screenshot from the NPR headline the day after Nuzzi asked her ridiculous question, “Coronavirus Has Now Killed More Americans Than Vietnam War”.
Early Tuesday evening ET, the U.S. death toll reached 58,365, according to Johns Hopkins University.
While the number of lives lost in the U.S. during the pandemic and the U.S. death toll in that war are roughly the same now, the death rate from the coronavirus in America is considerably higher. It now stands at about 17.6 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.
During 1968, the deadliest year for the U.S. in Vietnam, the death toll of 16,899 occurred at about half the pandemic’s rate — 8.5 troops were killed for every 100,000 U.S. residents.
Will we ever get the truth about where the Wuhan coronavirus originated from? Will we ever know how many people have died in the United States as a direct result of COVID-19? And finally, when will the media stop blaming President Trump for a virus the originated in the Wuhan province of China?