July 16, 2020
Why COVID-19 Statistics Aren’t Credible
The entire lockdown/mask narrative hinges on a daily rising case count—a hammer to bludgeon the entire population. If we understand how this statistic is produced, we can decide for ourselves if the numbers are believable. I’ll call the novel Chinese coronavirus discovered in 2019 “COVID-19”. 
Garbage in—Garbage Out
The CDC’s April 5, 2020 Interim Case Definition combines confirmed and probable cases.   A case is “probable” if it meets a range of subjective criteria without confirmatory lab testing. E.g.:
—You had a cough and had contact with someone else who tested positive (including on an antibody test).
—You had a headache and felt feverish without taking your temperature, in a community with “sustained ongoing community transmission.”
—You might be counted twice if you later got a positive test result.
—You got a positive antibody test in a community deemed to be infected (more on test accuracy coming up).
—A doctor wrote COVID-19 on your death certificate but you were not tested.
This is poor science. The CDC should break out two categories—confirmed and probable—and state the criteria for each. If someone is counted as probable and later receives a positive test, they should not be counted twice. Pennsylvania, Texas, Georgia, and Vermont blend their data the same way. Virginia and Maine were too, but began separating their data. Combining PCR and antibody tests into a single heap vastly inflates the number of cases. The old computing axiom—garbage in, garbage out—applies here. Statistics based on bad data are inherently faulty.
Pathologists haven’t identified any antibodies specific to the hypothesized pathogen, SARS-CoV-2. Without monoclonal antibodies, no one really knows what caused the illnesses attributed to it, or whether a pathogen was even present. No one has proven there is an infectious agent “SARS-CoV-2” that causes the same discrete disease in all the victims. Nor has a virus been isolated, reproduced and then shown to cause this discrete illness. 
Thus, the tests themselves are suspect: what exactly are they testing? The PCR tests do amplify a specific RNA fragment, but no one has shown whether that RNA fragment causes illness or is present in healthy people.
Anecdotes of test kit anomalies and false positives abound. A testing lab employee, baffled by an uptick in positives, bought 200 test kits. He made the kits appear tested without actually testing anyone, and submitted them to a competing lab. Over 50% of these unused kits turned up positive.  President John Magufuli of Tanzania, desiring to sanity-check the accuracy of tests, had a pawpaw fruit, a goat, and a quail tested; all tested positive. 
Doctors and hospitals stand to gain by diagnosing inpatients with COVID-19. Medicare pays for inpatient hospital care using a diagnosis-related group (DRG) system. Hospitals classify patients based on the main diagnosis and treatment given. Medicare reimburses a flat amount per DRG code. For comparable respiratory conditions, Kaiser estimated that Medicare payments average $13,297 for a less severe hospitalization, versus $40,218 for a hospitalization involving ventilator treatment for 96+ hours. Moreover, the March 27, 2020 CARES stimulus package adds 20% to the Medicare reimbursement for COVID-19. 
Many incumbent governors continue to resist Donald Trump’s presidency. Anything supporting fraud-laden vote-by-mail is pushed. Anything to prolong draconian social control is pushed. Is there a possible third motive? Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s February 8, 2020 speech informed us that China’s wooing of American elected officials has not gone unnoticed. Is it possible that some governors are beholden to the Chinese Communist Party, perhaps subject to bribe or blackmail? 
At first people wondered if China tried to slam us with a ferocious bioweapon. The virus alone turned out to be a dud. The true weapon was not merely a virus, but a binary weapon that became far more lethal when employed to justify ruthless, unconstitutional social controls. Draconian social measures issued by CDC and elaborated by certain governors continue. Americans are still facing social distancing, mandatory masks, and brutal closure guidelines that have caused many business failures. Governors pushing COVID patients into nursing homes against CDC guidelines, while refraining from using hospital ships and field hospitals that were provided at great expense, resulted in unconscionable—and avoidable—death rates among the elderly. Contrast state measures prohibiting church attendance and singing, mandating mask wearing in public with drastic fines, and requiring school closures, with these same governors taking no action to prevent large uncontrolled public gatherings when the crowds’ purpose was to protest, riot, and demonstrate.
Light at the end of the tunnel
President Trump has just ordered hospitals to bypass the CDC and report COVID-19 data directly to the White House. This courageous action, bypassing compromised CDC bureaucrats, should facilitate reopening America and rebuilding our economy to surpass prior levels. 
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 No More Fake News Blog, “Huge COVID case-counting deception at the CDC,” https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/07/02/huge-covid-case-counting-deception-at-the-cdc/
 Center for Disease Control, “2020 Interim Case Definition,” https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/conditions/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/case-definition/2020/
 Center for Disease Control, “Cases in the U.S.,” https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html
 U.S. State Department, “U.S. States and the China Competition,” https://www.state.gov/u-s-states-and-the-china-competition/
 N.Y. Post, “Faulty coronavirus kits suspected as goat and fruit test positive in Tanzania,” https://nypost.com/2020/05/06/faulty-coronavirus-kits-suspected-as-goat-and-fruit-test-positive-in-tanzania/
 Politifact, “Fact-check: Do hospitals get paid more to list patients as having coronavirus?” https://www.statesman.com/news/20200422/fact-check-do-hospitals-get-paid-more-to-list-patients-as-having-coronavirus
 “SARS-CoV-2 And COVID-19: What’s The Difference?,” https://www.cleanlink.com/news/article/SARS-CoV-2-and-COVID-19-Whats-The-Difference–25264
 CBS News, “Trump administration orders hospitals to bypass CDC in reporting COVID data,” https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-data-cdc-hospitals-trump-administration/