For context, most medical professionals believe they are being underreported.
Courtesy of Axios:
President Trump has complained to advisers about the way coronavirus deaths are being calculated, suggesting the real numbers are actually lower — and a number of his senior aides share this view, according to sources with direct knowledge.
A senior administration official said he expects the president to begin publicly questioning the death toll as it closes in on his predictions for the final death count and damages him politically.
There is no evidence the death rate has been exaggerated, and experts believe coronavirus deaths in the U.S. are being undercounted — not overcounted.
Trump seems to be convinced that New York, in particular, is inflating their numbers and that hospitals all over the country are exaggerating the number of cases in order to get that sweet sweet Medicare money.
Hopefully, you all still recognize that this is the thinking of an insane person, right?
I mean we are hit with so much of this lunacy that after a while it might all seem normal, but we need to keep in mind that NONE of this is normal.
Just for some perspective, a Yale epidemiologist says what is happening in America is getting close to a “genocide.”
Courtesy of HuffPo:
A Yale epidemiologist pulled no punches with his searing assessment of the United States’ botched handling of the coronavirus pandemic, suggesting it is now “getting awfully close to genocide by default.”
“How many people will die this summer, before Election Day?” tweeted Gregg Gonsalves, co-director of Yale’s Global Health Justice Partnership, on Wednesday morning, the day after President Donald Trump said the White House’s coronavirus task force would be wound down despite case numbers still rising. (Trump, however, tweeted later Wednesday morning that the group “will continue on indefinitely with its focus on SAFETY & OPENING UP OUR COUNTRY AGAIN.”)
“What proportion of the deaths will be among African-Americans, Latinos, other people of color?” asked Gonsalves. “This is getting awfully close to genocide by default. What else do you call mass death by public policy?”
Yes, that is the proper perspective.
Hospitals are not lying about the number of death, but the Trump Administration wants people to question them so that they do not realize that we witnessing a “genocide by default.”