Proof: States Being Told to Call Almost Anything a COVID Case
by Don Rosenberg – 7/1/2020
In a May 18,2020 meeting of Collin County Commissioners Court in McKinney, Texas there was a discussion of new Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 case definitions. They have informed public health departments that there are now 15 different ways a case can be called “probable” without a single test.
For example, if you have a headache and elevated temperature, and you live in an area where there have been cases, you are now considered a “probable” case of COVID-19.
If you have a cough or shortness of breath, and you live in an area where there have been cases, you are now considered a “probable” case of COVID-19.
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists adopted this new standard on April 5th, and sent it to the CDC, who approved it and sent it to all the states.
If you go to https://www.statnews.com/feature/coronavirus/covid-19-tracker/ you can see statistics for every country and every state in the U.S. A quick check reveals that while the number of “cases” has skyrocketed since June 17th, the number of deaths has remained steady.
Here’s what’s important. Now that the CDC has decided to report deaths of people who are “probable” cases as COVID-19 deaths, those figures will skyrocket, too.
So if someone dies of a heart attack or stroke, had a headache or shortness of breath, and lived in an area where there have been recent cases of COVID-19, their cause of death will be labeled “COVID-19.”