For two years, Americans have been told to "trust the science" and listen to "the data" on hospitalization and death from Wuhan coronavirus. They were told these were the best metrics to use when planning risk, how to move forward with their lives and that the government was using the numbers to determine a "safe" amount of personal freedom they could allocate to the masses. This data was also used to scare parents into complying with hardcore lockdowns of schools under demands from politically motivated teachers' unions.
During the summer, just as schools were supposed to reimplement in-person learning and reopen for the fall semester, media outlets around the country reported children were being hospitalized for Wuhan coronavirus. Headlines blared about concerning spikes in hospitalizations for the disease and health officials cited in reports demanded new restrictions and unproven vaccinations for children.
But it turns out those headlines were false, and the data doesn't reflect a crisis.
"One important thing. If you look at the children that are hospitalized, many of them are hospitalized with COVID as opposed to because of COVID. And what we mean by that, if a child goes in the hospital, they automatically get tested for COVID, and they get counted as a COVID hospitalized individual when they may, in fact, go in for a broken leg or appendicitis or something like that. So it's over counting the number of children who are 'hospitalized with COVID' as opposed to because of COVID," Dr. Anthony Fauci told MSNBC during an interview this week.
With COVID as opposed to because of COVID. Precisely.
Finally, Fauci admits what many have known to be true. Those who made this point before Fauci's admission were called conspiracy theorists and banned for stating these facts on Twitter. Cases of the virus were and are being counted regardless of patient status and whether individuals were in the hospital for the disease or another issue. The over counting isn't limited to children; it applies to every person admitted to the hospital since the pandemic began in early 2020. The tainted numbers have also made their way into death counts, not just hospital admissions.
In December 2020, a Colorado coroner essentially blew the whistle on death counts from the disease by revealing that people who had died of gunshot wounds were counted as Wuhan coronavirus deaths.
"The Grand County, Colorado coroner is calling attention to the way the state health department is classifying some deaths. The coroner, Brenda Bock, says two of their five deaths related to COVID-19 were people who died of gunshot wounds," KMOV4 reported at the time. "'These two people had tested positive for COVID but that's not what killed them,' she said. 'The gunshot wound killed them.'"
For two years, the death and hospitalization rate data being used by government health officials at the local and federal levels have been completely contaminated. Regardless, it's been cited as justification for business closures, to halt "non-essential" medical procedures, to shut down schools, limit events and much more. The lives of Americans have been turned upside down, and their freedoms have been limited based on egregiously bad data.
With Fauci's atypically truthful admission, the question now becomes whether government bureaucrats will work to detangle and detach deaths or hospitalizations with the virus from deaths or hospitalizations caused by the virus? Or will they continue to use the trashed data to uphold their emergency powers to bolster never-ending control over the lives of Americans? Sadly, we already know the answer.