Thursday, April 1, 2021

Here is the explanation of how CDC managed to crank up the new case numbers this week/ Wa Po

In a prior post (titled "Shameless manipulation!") I explained a variety of ways CDC can manipulate the Covid statistics.  It seems they may be using at least one of these ways to crank up the number of new cases.

From today's Washington Post come these comparisons of the 7-day averages for this week and the week before:

Cases--up 12.1%

Deaths--down 0.4%

Hospitalizations--up 0.2%

Tests performed--up 36.2% 

From the April 4 NY Times:

Tracking the Coronavirus ›

Get it?

1 comment:

Dr Chris King said...

Yes, the same thing is happening here (Australia). Folks are horrified that the more tests are performed, the more "cases" there are.

Well, duh!