here comes the climb down.
in case any of you were in any danger of thinking that any of this was ever about anything but politics, watch as the brandon administration, desperate in its plummeting polls and menaced by the impending mid-term rout switches jerseys and joins team “we should not be counting those who went to the hospital for some reason other than covid and later tested positive.”
apparently, unable to get hospitalization down with their endless vaccine push, they are going to finally go with the one sure sure way to do it: change the way we count the numbers.
welcome to where the smart part of the class was in april. of 2020.
The Biden administration is working on recalculating the number of Covid-19 hospitalizations in the U.S., according to two senior officials familiar with the matter.A task force comprised of scientists and data specialists at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working with hospitals nationwide to improve Covid-19 reporting. The group is asking hospitals to report numbers of patients who go to the facility because they have Covid-19 and separate those from individuals who go in for other reasons and test positive after being admitted, the two officials said.
The Biden administration is working on recalculating the number of Covid-19 hospitalizations in the U.S., according to two senior officials familiar with the matter.
A task force comprised of scientists and data specialists at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working with hospitals nationwide to improve Covid-19 reporting. The group is asking hospitals to report numbers of patients who go to the facility because they have Covid-19 and separate those from individuals who go in for other reasons and test positive after being admitted, the two officials said.
my goodness! what next, ending the relentless testing of people with no symptoms, the use of an overclocked PCR test that is manifestly unsuited to purpose?
because that sure would drop cases.
(and if they keep using PCR in hospitals, especially high Ct PCR, the number will remain inflated)
requiring covid as actual proximate cause of death and not just accepting trace findings and calling it all covid deaths?
that will sure drop the number. (probably by 75-80%)
is this policy finally going to end?
this is a massive capitulation. it’s the outright admission that the metrics and measures they have used all along have been fraud or so close to fraud that you would not want to live off the difference.
they have systematically overcounted everything in a manner used for no other pathology. it has led to outlandish inflation of figures and of perceived threat. it was, from the very beginning, a conjured hobgoblin to scare you into compliance.
it ruined lives and livelihoods, abrogated freedoms, trampled rights, and broke brains. we’re going to be years digging out of this mess.
and now, because it suits the exigent needs of an impending election, it all gets memory holed?
sorry, but you do NOT get to do that.
this fact has been being screamed from rooftops for 2 long years. and it was ignored.
it was never about science. it was about politics. and it is about politics now.
this is going to backfire massively.
can they seriously think that anyone will be deceived by this volte face? that what, the science changed? new info came to light?
this is weapons grade goalpost moving because they do not like the way the score is piling up.
(and i fully expect them to slant this in application to make the past look bad and the present better. this sort of backward looking data slope slant is de rigueur in climate science where adulterating data to cool the past and warm the present to accentuate claims of rise has been going on for decades. they will use it to make vaccines look like they worked and like biden outperformed trump. this will be a colossal rig job as they apply it backward.)
this behavior proves, beyond any doubt that they knew better and chose to do it wrong because it suited their needs.
and now their needs have changed and so they will change the numbers.
they know exactly what effect this will have. they just did not want that effect seen previously.
every last politician who pushed this should lose office. all of them.
pardon my french, but talk to my fluffy feline butt you abject failures of leadership. go peddle your mendacious malignancies elsewhere. or better yet, just be quiet and go away.
you’re not fooling anyone.
and we are done with you.
I know many people for whom this will work just fine. They will just remove the current thumb drive from their arse and insert the one with the new narrative.
The sad part is that some kool aid drinkers will actually say that the Admin was successful in reducing covid hospitalizations.
I'm about to go adjust my scale. Easiest 20 pounds I will ever lose.
What about the payments to the hospitals for COVID diagnosis? Do those get returned?
Oh, and, will they also recount those murdered by Remdesivir?
Covid hospitalization counts "reimagined" for the midterms. The cynic in me wants to know if they'll win "with" or "from" mail-in voting.
An unintended consequence of this policy change will be a higher percentage of vaccinated people being admitted to the hospital for covid. In my local experience, those that got vaccinated had a worse reaction to Omicron and Delta than those that were unvaxxed.
This will also open the door (even wider) for bad stats on vaxxed v unvaxxed hospital admissions. That vaxxed guy coughing his lungs out: he’s in for an unrelated chest issue. That unvaxxed guy with COPD or diabetes who also happens to test positive at 35 cycles: he’s a Covid patient.
Fired --> jailed --> executed. Order may vary.
Anyway as you pointed out, obvious they knew what they were doing this entire time. Which is why I think our collective, red-hot anger isn't at being merely ignored but slandered relentlessly for almost two years. Many of us have either lost previously cherished relationships or the relationships are on the rocks due to our ability to correctly assess this situation and not to change said assessment based on sociopolitical expediency and convenience.
If only we had just been merely ignored.
The Dems are the party of authoritarian science-deniers.
They're doing similar rewrites in my country - also with cases. The TV virologists pushing the fear all this time are now turning round and saying that we should all stop looking at cases as they don't reflect the true situation! Just when it looks like vaccines are driving them up.
It's funny but also quite sad. Like a toddler hiding behind a cushion thinking you can't see them.
They have the gall to force or coerce over half the world's population to take an experimental vaccine but when it comes to saying 'we were wrong' their courage is strangely non existent.
Last I saw the incidental covid hospitalizations were more around 40% of all covid hospitalizations, so dropping the total by 75-80% seems quite optimistic.
Also, next will be changing the definition of deaths from with COVID to due to COVID. They have to find a way to get those hospitalizations and death numbers down and then take credit for it, like they will the cases as Omicron has already peaked in cases and heads naturally south. And they'll get away with it too because their willing accomplices in the mainstream media will carry that water for them and as we already know, the majority of the population is too stupid to figure out how they've been and will continue to be manipulated with selective data.
Wait, you mean, they are doing now what anyone with an IQ over that of a piece of stale bread and slight competence in the field would have said "of course!" to from day 1? Impressive!
My 80 year old wife had the misfortune of her only child who is a True Believer and her husband come to our apartment when she was feeling sick and use the Chinese test kit to prove she had Covid, and then call the cops and paramedics to abduct her to Kaiser, who promptly confirmed Covid pneumonia and treated her for 3 days with the doctors favorite drug Remdesivir. I was not allowed to visit. After pinging her personal doc and talking to her ER doc I was able to get her home. A friend who is fully vaccinated gave us the ride. No cabs, or ride share allowed for discharge. I refuse any PCR or vax. Now she is better three weeks later, still weak, and daughter and personal doctor urge vaccination. Daughter does daily. This despite John Hopkins study and CDC admission of natural immunity. There will be a feint on Covid and this only temporary.
As you suggest in the article... in reality there should not be such thing as someone who "go to the hospital for other reasons and later test positive", because if they went to the hospital for other reason there is absolutely no reason why they should be tested for SARS-CoV-2. They INVENTED that peactice with COVID - testing everyone for the virus regardless of the reason they went to the hospital. We test people for influenza only if they come with "Influenza Like Illness"; we test for Dengue if it looks like dengue..Dengue... ect.
Thanks gato. This came at the perfect time. We need hope right now. And this is good.
I thought from the beginning that this padding of the numbers of “positive” cases using a totally inaccurate diagnostic test was going to backfire on them. If Kerry Mullins were alive (he died in 2019) they would have never gotten away with this! He was the only reason they were exposed for this very same tactic for the aids crisis … never an original thought with these psychopaths!
Politically, they created fear in the general population using pseudo-science. It will be interesting to see how far they can walk this fear back to create a more "normal" society like we had before 2020. I honestly don't think some people will ever recover from the fear they've generated.
So, when does the idiot governor of Puerto Rico begin to remove HIS head from HIS ass?
The problem is, the past two years have awakened a large group of smart folks who have been paying attention to the every move of the charlatans, and collecting evidence. Screenshots, bookmarked tweets, etc. In the past most of us couldn't be bothered to spend time hounding the govt's every move because hell we knew they were corrupt and stupid, but they were also fairly impotent. Then came emergency powers protected by state media propaganda. They are not used to scrutiny by folks with a brain but they woke us up, and we are F-ing pissed. Major blunder. Going to backfire louder than an old Landy with a bad carb.
Do remember that the tests used for diagnosis aren’t worth anything.
Nobody ever set them up correctly & in my opinion that was deliberate.
The intention was to maximise the number of “cases” & “covid deaths”.
With a poor enough test, it’s not even necessary to invoke a new virus at all.
My doc, a VA doc and apparently really good guy, told me the PCR test was “the gold standard”.
With corrupted data, corrupted policy, and corrupted intent in the medical/pharmaceutical/administrative sector, yeah—it will take a while to dig out from under the steaming heaps of horse shit the globalist monsters have dumped on us.
And in the meantime, the wheels continue to come off and our social fabric, already mere cheesecloth, continues to fray.
Many of us outlined exactly how they would wind it down, and (spoiler alert!) this is it. Isn't it weird that we were somehow able to piece all this together over a year ago but it took the 'experts' until now?
But. . .but. . . The CDC officially ditched the wildly unreliable "emergency use" PCR test at the end of December. So why is it still being used in hospitals - or anywhere else?
And another cocoon of "misinformation" drops it's shell and becomes a beautiful butterfly for the truth.. Waiting to see what becomes of the "false flag" false flag.
Until the hospitals no longer get paid for positive PCR tests, they won’t comply. High Covid numbers bring $$$$$$
Whatever, let's take it. Whither the US goes, a lot of the rest of the world will follow.
But after that...
"every last politician who pushed this should lose office. all of them." Just as important are the captured public health officials who were "advising" those politicians. They are equally culpable.
But cat butts are their most prized part—they don’t deserve that honor! 😸
Oh no, they should not be allowed to walk away. They should be arrested, indicted, tried, and if found guilty, given a chance to make Confession, and then summarily executed. Their goods and monies should be seized and liquidated, with the proceeds going to make some token restitution for all harmed by their evil actions. Governments are instituted for many reasons, but one of the foremost is the pursuit and application of justice. If the government we have is incapable of that, we are long overdue on establishing a new one.
I have to say, el gato, that I like your anti-tyranny posts as much as I like your covid data posts. Excellent job. Keeps me less insane, which is hard to do.
Great post el gato malo. In addition to the election angle whereby it’s crucial that Brandon’s Covid policy not be perceived as the disaster that it is, deflating death and hospitalization (“by Covid””from Covid,” “with,” “under”—choose whatever the hell preposition suits you), big media and big pharma can more easily slip back into talk of “vaccine effectiveness,” something they haven’t been able to say with a straight face recently.
"Weapons grade goalpost moving"...that's gold el gatto malo...GOLD!
The heat generated by their spinning is going to cause more global warming!!!
This is likely because of the midterm route they're about to face. The sad part is they'll change the counting methodology and say they're solving the problem...the media will go along with ita dnt jam it down our throats, and a higher number of people than should be the case, will actually believe them.
So then this is it?? No more state of emergency, EUA vax, etc? And we will get an apology for the past 2 years??!
"this is a massive capitulation. it’s the outright admission that the metrics and measures they have used all along have been fraud ...". While I know this is true, my guess is this will fly right past the 'not so smart kids in class'. I'm sure there will be inference that everything changed with Omicron. And how long will it take until people start asking "hey...... how do they calculate deaths? or even cases?"
The case counts, in addition to inflating fear, were all about money. The CARES Act, that reprehensible garbage passed by Trump because he went brain dead, incentivized each and every positive test by paying out gobs of money. In Kentucky for instance, each positive "case" yielded a cool $297,000. This was another documented but not mainstream fact from 2020 and propelled the perverse incentives to push the the whole system off the rails.
I would prefer that they also include the true and real vaccination status in hospitalization reports. The vaccination question should simply be answered as yes or no. Until they drop all of the hokus pokus of not counting someone as vaccinated unless they are 14 days post 1st fax, post 2nd fax, post booster etc… they are just continuing their deception.
It will be interesting watching them try to cover up just how many of those patients got infected in the hospital.
“can they seriously think that anyone will be deceived by this volte face? that what, the science changed? new info came to light?”
Um, yes they can because people are sheep and desperate for an end. They’ll believe anything. And not only that, they’ll claim it was their policies that got us here. And people will easily believe that too.
You forget that you know too much at this point that this move seems ludicrous. But most people still have their heads in the sand.
I so wish I could hope that this would be seen for what it is and that the foul chickens would come home to roost. But I suspect that all those who have swallowed the government BS propaganda for two years will continue to swallow it hook, line and sinker. It’s a presuppositional issue. Far too many people naively and deeply believe that government has the best interest of it’s citizens at heart, knows what it is doing and would never lie to them in order to serve some ulterior objective. That is their foundational, starting presupposition. And consequently they will continue to drink whatever flavor kool aid is served to them by their government.
They need to stop paying more for a patient with Covid vs. one without Covid. That will definitely drop the number of deaths put at the feet of Covid. The gov't needs to stop making it pay for a patient to have Covid or this is just never going to stop.
“it’s the outright admission that the metrics and measures they have used all along have been fraud or so close to fraud that you would not want to live off the difference.” Impeccable line.
People are dumb. They'll buy it.
Does this mean that the gravy train of "no questions asked and we'll pay you a bonus" for the hospitals is also being updated? That would be the most accurate metric on how this diagnosis definition change is being implemented.
Would be interesting to see if they have written new "coding/reimbursement" guidelines to reflect this diagnosis change.
Ahh ok so THIS is how the Biden Admin will "stop" Covid eh? I hate them.
to biden and all his ignorant cronies and ass kissers-please, while you are talking to the fluffy feline butt, I hope the kitty's anal glands find it the absolute appropriate moment to express themselves all over your faces-booyah!
Gato – you are one of my heroes – I have been following you since August 2021 (Marek’s disease post caught me) – paid sub – sadly I am responsible for some of the horrible traffic jams on this substack – I push everyone I know here. I have been compiling an historical outline regarding COVID for my friends who have not been keeping up with our government’s mistakes and manipulations. Two items I would love for you to further develop are 1) the development of Rivusiron and Patisiron and 2) the statistics of Ethiopia (and Kenya) are unbelievable. I discuss these at (https://analyticalt.substack.com). I know you could use these to knock it out of the park! Your lowly servant – ready to serve more!
Huh, that's how the vaccine cured polio too.
To quote Obi Wan: wretched hive of scum and villainy.
They're too stupid to realize how stupid they've looked over the last two years which is very stupid!