Honk if this surprises you.
Health officials in Alameda County, California, have adjusted their county’s COVID-19 death totals downward by 25 percent (https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/06/06/if-sunlight-continues-expect-more-of-this-alameda-county-ca-significantly-lowers-covid-death-toll-after-review-of-records/).
Why the discrepancy? Simple: “dying with COVID” is not the same as “dying of COVID.” So more than 400 deaths originally chalked up to COVID have had to be removed from the list because COVID didn’t kill them. They died of other causes.
We wonder. Oh, yes, we wonder. What is the COVID death toll, really? Have our Free & Independent Nooze Media tried to profit by hyping it? Exaggerating it? Have some of our officials lied to us?
It really is hard to do effective science when you can’t trust your data.