On today’s episode of COVID in 19, Avik Roy of FREOPP and Scott Immergut of Ricochet talk CDC conspiracy theories: are we overcounting or undercounting the number of COVID deaths in the US? And why has the CDC stopped recommending testing for people with no symptoms?

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Published in: Domestic Policy, Healthcare

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  1. LibertyDefender Member
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    @avikroy doesn’t do a good job of defining or interpreting the data in this podcast.

    At one extreme, there are motorcycle accident deaths that are included in the CoViD-19 death totals.

    Not every CoViD-19 death is as difficult to determine as the hypothetical examples that Avik described.  Especially when you factor in severable variables:

    • median age of all CoViD-19 deaths is ~80;
    • well over 90% of all CoViD-19 deaths have underlying health issues;
    • hospitals have a strong economic incentive to report all deaths as CoViD-19 deaths.

    There’s far more evidence to support the theory that CoViD-19 are overreported than Avik Roy lets on in this podcast.  There’s no evidence that CoViD-19 deaths are being underreported.

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