The middle for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is basically setting policy across the country, endlessly putting out a stream of so-called details (they revise or rescind).
Their newest upgrade on COVID-19 is a real doozy. Here is what the CDC said in a segment What do your results mean?
“A positive test result shows you will have antibodies in the infection with the virus that leads to COVID-19. But, there’s a chance a positive effect means you have antibodies in an infection with a virus in exactly the same family of viruses (known as coronaviruses), such as the one that leads to the common cold.”
That’s right, because COVID-19 is a coronavirus (such as the common cold), your positive test means you have COVID-19 (or the common cold).
Coronaviruses (CoV) — known that because they’ve spikes round a central ball that looks like the sun — are a part of a huge family of viruses that cause illness ranging from a cold to more severe diseases, including COVID-19 (caused by SARS-CoV-2), and many others such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
SARS -CoV-2 can be called a novel coronavirus (nCoV) because it is a new strain that hasn’t been previously recognized in humans.
Many of the symptoms from coronaviruses are similar: upper respiratory illness, fever, coughing, and coughing. Most are treatable and nearly all people afflicted recover — Even though SARS and MERS may be severe — and SARS-CoV-2 as well, at least for the elderly and many others with co-morbidities.
Why could your CDC equate COVID-19 with the common cold?
J.B. Neimana working partner and general counsel of a Texas-based health care company that owns 13 freestanding practices, has a notion. He told New York Times reporter Alex Berenson, that was on the forefront of covering the facts behind COVID-19, the bottom line is money.
Neiman told Berenson he has”heard a few stories of how discharge planners are being forced to place Covid as primary diagnosis — as that pays considerably better. Hospitals want to avert the discussion but they risk a second shutdown, if they do not. This could be an excuse for why there’s a gap in hospital executives saying they have the growing amount of Covid hospitalizations and tons of capacity. You open up your physicians for medical care and you test everyone of these patients — the result is higher percentage of individuals that have Covid — today.”
The mainstream media is breathlessly reporting a spike in new infections (even though we are all wearing masks, just how’d that happen?) .
But nobody is currently reporting that deaths in the virus are way down.
Two days later, the death toll at the U.S. has been 265.
By comparison, 4,928 people died in the U.S. on the summit day, April 16. Deaths have been decreasing steadily, at least till June 26, once the toll reached 2,437 (the website notes that”some states added likely deaths” on that date). The deaths climbed on Tuesday, but at least COVID watchdog said there was a reason behind that rise.
“This’spike’ yesterday comprises more than 600 backdated NYC cases, most from three months or more back. In reality deaths dropped again week over week (roughly 25 percent ),” Berenson composed on Twitter.