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I don't know about the UK, but in the US, the CDC put out new "guidance" last may witch caused covid to placed in section one of the death reports and all the other conditions in section two. Basically, if you had covid (or were suspected of having covid...no testing was required), your death was marked down as covid.
Up until last year, your cause of death was determined, not automatically designated as dying from the mal du jour.
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Yes, that even included if you were in an accident and you were decapitated, your cause of death would be marked as "COVID" if any evidence of covid. Kinda stoopink.
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in the US, the CDC put out new "guidance" last may witch caused covid to placed in section one of the death reports and all the other conditions in section two. Basically, if you had covid (or were suspected of having covid...no testing was required), your death was marked down as covid.
I've seen this rumor / claim several times since last summer, but never with a reference to the source so that I could see for myself the actual wording in this directive.
It really makes no sense at all. First, lots of death causes couldn't possibly be covered up the way you describe. Second, it would not benefit anyone (in spite of what conspiracy believers claim). Third, claims like "suspected of having covid...no testing was required") is the kind of wording that is typical for urban myths, not for directives from the CDC. Fourth, if doctors all over the USA were ordered to lie, filing a drowning, a car accident crushing several people to death, or a killing by hand weapons as covid deaths, just because the victims were 'suspected' of having covid, would cause an uproar among the doctors. Maybe a few of them would do as told, but not the great majority. Certainly not all. I haven't heard any uproar from American doctors. Not even mild protests.
If this really is true, it cannot be kept as a secret, it must be published and available to every doctor certified to sign a death certificate. These doctors cannot trust what is said by some journalist or reader posting to the comment section of a web paper, but must have the original directive. So it should be easy to dig up. Until that happens, I consider this "guidance" to lie somewhere between an urban myth and a conspiracy theory.
not surprising, flu was MIA 6 months ago in the south. Even in normal circumstances it only has an R around 1. The same masks and distancing that pushed covid-19 from 3 to 1ish would have only 1 in 3 people with the flu infecting anyone else. That's enough to crush it short term; but even if we could drive human cases all the way to zero it'd spring back from animal reservoirs once things return to normalish.
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Even my dog is feeling it. He's doing a "Timmy fell down the well, but I just can't be arsed to remember where" thing.
This has the feeling of one of those "everything's broken and we're all gonna die" sorts of days, that ends with my drowning my sorrows in strong drink...
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On arrival, I determined I hadn't forgotten anything, and all was good.