🤭 ONS changed their Pneumonia/Influenza reporting today, which may have exposed the extent of falsified #covid deaths👇🏼
Up until this week, the weekly ONS Deaths data showed the number of Pneumonia & Influenza Deaths (grouped) where COVID-19 was NOT mentioned within death cert.
This is the language they use to explain:
“𝐴 𝑑𝑒𝑎𝑡ℎ 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑏𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑔𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑏𝑜𝑡ℎ 𝐶𝑂𝑉𝐼𝐷-19 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐼𝑛𝑓𝑙𝑢𝑒𝑛𝑧𝑎 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑃𝑛𝑒𝑢𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑖𝑎 𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑎𝑡ℎ 𝑐𝑒𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑒. 𝐵𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑝𝑛𝑒𝑢𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑖𝑎 𝑚𝑎𝑦 𝑏𝑒 𝑎 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑒𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝐶𝑂𝑉𝐼𝐷-19, 𝑑𝑒𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑡ℎ 𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐶𝑂𝑉𝐼𝐷-19 𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑔𝑜𝑟𝑦.”
😠 Today, they have decided to report on ALL mentions for both Pneumonia/Influenza & COVID. At first, this was most frustrating, as this is blatant over counting.
“5. 𝐴 𝑑𝑒𝑎𝑡ℎ 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑏𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑔𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑏𝑜𝑡ℎ 𝐶𝑂𝑉𝐼𝐷-19 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐼𝑛𝑓𝑙𝑢𝑒𝑛𝑧𝑎 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑃𝑛𝑒𝑢𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑖𝑎 𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑎𝑡ℎ 𝑐𝑒𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑒. 𝐷𝑒𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑡ℎ 𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑏𝑜𝑡ℎ 𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑔𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑠.”
😮 However, in this change of reporting, IF you happen to have last weeks report, you can calculate the number of DUAL mentions (Pneumonia + COVID) and well as COVID-19 WITHOUT Pneumonia.
COVID-19 progression to Pneumonia
Your initial reaction might be “Geez, they are double counting 22,700 deaths as both Pneumonia and COVID”. But, in actual fact that is EXACTLY what you would expect. 👌🏼
🤧 COVID-19 is a respiratory infection that most commonly progresses to Pneumonia – a serious infection of the lungs that inflames the alveoli (air sacs) which fill with fluid and pus. This progression then limits a person’s ability to take in oxygen.
🔗 This is why Pneumonia and Influenza are grouped together by the WHO’s international guidance on how to code up deaths – infectious viral, bacterial and HCAI respiratory diseases most typically lead to pneumonia.
❌ In actual fact, they should NOT call this category Influenza – as in most cases we don’t know the viral pathogen. That’s why people talk about ILI – Influenza Like Illnesses
⚠️ Moreover, based on international and PHE guidance, doctors and coroners are expected to state the manifestation of the infectious disease on the death certificate – e.g. Influenza as the root cause and Pneumonia as the direct/indirect cause of death.
Whoa, hang on a second!
OK. Job done, right? Hell no!!
🤯 There are 32,000 #covid -related deaths that DO NOT have Pneumonia stated on the death cert. Stop and think about that for a sec.
🦠 SARS-CoV-2 is the virus. COVID-19 is the disease. Serious COVID-19 leads to Pneumonia almost all of the time. This is why we hear about people needing mechanical ventilation and oxygen therapy.
🤔 If these #covid deaths died due to serious COVID-19 infection, then why don’t we see Pneumonia on their death certs❓
🤔 it is REALLY NOT RIGHT to have 59% of the England & Wales data not having Pneumonia on the death cert.
❓If they didn’t die of Pneumonia, then what did they die of?
Any other explanation?
Now, serious COVID-19 disease progression goes something like this typically (in elderly immune-compromised individuals with serious health conditions):
COVID-19 –> Pneumonia –> ARDS / Multiple Organ Failure
‼️ ARDS is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and is commonly a serious and often fatal progression of Pneumonia. Think of it as Pneumonia on steroids.
Maybe, just maybe, a bunch of that 32K deaths don’t have Pneumonia on the cert as they have ARDS as the direct cause of death. The thing is, in practice for respiratory infections, you typically see both.
🚨 This revelation due to reporting changes in ONS may have just exposed the extent of FALSE COVID DEATHS. 🚨
😱 I stand ready to be corrected if the data can prove otherwise… but thus far this could be the SMOKING GUN.
Some extra stuff to know about Death Certs
P.S. a couple other interesting points from ONS’ death certification guidance. Give these a careful read:
- In an emergency period of the COVID-19 pandemic there is a relaxation of previous legislation concerning completion of the medical certificate cause of death (MCCD) by medical practitioners.
- If a COVID-19 positive test is received, it must be added on the death cert (in Part I or Part II).
- If before death the patient had symptoms typical of COVID- 19 infection, but the test result has not been received, it would be satisfactory to give ‘COVID-19’ as the cause of death.
- Pneumonia may also follow other infections and may be associated with treatment for disease, injury or poisoning, especially when ventilatory assistance is required. You should include the whole sequence of conditions and events leading up to it.
- If known, specify whether the Pneumonia was hospital or community acquired. If it was associated with mechanical ventilation, or invasive treatment, this should be clearly stated.
Data within graph from ONS Deaths Data 3rd Nov 2020.
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