Saturday, March 19, 2022

Funny how these errors always go in favor of bureaucratic ideology


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. 

In the "Footnotes and Additional Information" section of the CDC's COVID Data Tracker, the U.S. health agency noted, "On March 15, 2022, data on deaths were adjusted after resolving a coding logic error. This resulted in decreased death counts across all demographic categories."

Before the change, the CDC's COVID Data Tracker reported 1,755 all-time COVID-19 deaths for Americans under 18 years old. By Tuesday, the all-time pediatric COVID death figure plummeted to 1,339 – a decrease of 23.7%.

Commentators reacted to the data correction by suggesting that the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has been more accurate in death counts than the COVID Data Tracker.

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