And, not for the first time! Betting it will not be the last.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reportedly removed tens of thousands of deaths linked to COVID-19 on Wednesday due to a “coding logic error.”
The CDC also quietly decreased the total of children who died with COVID-19 by nearly a quarter, according to reports.
Just over 5% of all covid deaths were attributed to covid-19 alone
For over 5% of these deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned on the death certificate.
All others mentioned 4 additional comorbidities
For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 4.0 additional conditions or causes per death.
** Correction with updated numbers. The CDC may have removed closer to 70k deaths. Difficult to tell exacts as prior data has been removed. pic.twitter.com/zqoH1Wa1q4
— Nicole Saphier, MD (@NBSaphierMD) March 17, 2022
“An adjustment was made to COVID Data Tracker’s mortality data on March 14 involving the removal of 72,277 — including 416 pediatric deaths — deaths previously reported across 26 states because CDC’s algorithm was accidentally counting deaths that were not COVID-19-related,” Jasmine Reed, a spokesperson for the CDC, told the Washington Examiner.