BOMBSHELL: Johns-Hopkins researcher says CDC data show COVID-19 has NO effect on percentage of death in older people and has NOT increased number of U.S. deaths
When all is said and done, Americans — and the world — are going to discover that while the COVID-19 virus is real as was the pandemic, virtually nothing we’ve been told about the infection morbidity rates has been accurate.
Not even close; in fact, and this has been borne out by a new analysis of COVID-19 death and regular death rates in the United States using government data.
As of mid-November, according to the most current information, the United States ranked first in coronavirus cases, new cases per day, and deaths. Using those metrics, Genevieve Briand, assistant program director of the Applied Economics master’s degree program at Johns-Hopkins, “critically analyzed the effect of COVID-19 on U.S. deaths using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in her webinar titled ‘COVID-19 Deaths: A Look at U.S. Data,’” according to the institution’s November 26 newsletter, which is archived here.
According to the data Briand accessed, between mid-March and mid-September, total deaths in the U.S. reached 1.7 million, of which 200,000 — some 12 percent —are COVID-19-related.
But rather than look only at those deaths, Briand concentrated on the total number of deaths per age group and per cause of death and then used that data to gauge the overall effects of the virus.
“She explained that the significance of COVID-19 on U.S. deaths can be fully understood only through comparison to the number of total deaths in the United States,” the newsletter stated.
The findings were stunning — and not anything you’re going to hear in the ‘mainstream’ shutdown media:
After retrieving data on the CDC website, Briand compiled a graph representing percentages of total deaths per age category from early February to early September, which includes the period from before COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. to after infection rates soared.
Surprisingly, the deaths of older people stayed the same before and after COVID-19. Since COVID-19 mainly affects the elderly, experts expected an increase in the percentage of deaths in older age groups. However, this increase is not seen from the CDC data. In fact, the percentages of deaths among all age groups remain relatively the same.
“The reason we have a higher number of reported COVID-19 deaths among older individuals than younger individuals is simply because every day in the U.S. older individuals die in higher numbers than younger individuals,” Briand noted.
She went on to note that between 50,000 to 70,000 deaths are seen before and after COVID-19 came to the U.S., which indicates the number of deaths was normal long before the pandemic. So, Briand noted, “not only has COVID-19 had no effect on the percentage of deaths of older people, but it also has not increased the total number of deaths,” period, the newsletter states. (Related: Maryland governor expands snitch line, says there is “no constitutional right” to refuse wearing masks.)
“This comes as a shock to many people. How is it that the data lie so far from our perception?” the newsletter asks.
To answer, the researcher changed focus to via various causes between 2014 and 2020.
She found that yes, there is a sudden increase in deaths in 2020 due to the virus, and that’s not surprising in and of itself. But, she adds, she discovered there are seasonal rises in death rates from various causes, including the top three: Heart disease, influence, and pneumonia (‘the flu season’).
It’s interesting to note that the coronavirus also mostly affects people with heart problems as a co-morbidity.
“This is true every year. Every year in the U.S. when we observe the seasonal ups and downs, we have an increase of deaths due to all causes,” she said.