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March 24, 2022

COVID Deaths Plummet After CDC Fixes “Error”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s number of reported COVID-19 pediatric deaths fell dramatically after fixing a “coding logic error.”

Before the CDC fixed the “error,” the agency’s COVID Data Tracker reported 1,755 total deaths among children ages 0 to 17.

After the agency corrected the reporting, that number dropped to 1,339 — 23.7%.

“An adjustment was made to COVID Data Tracker’s mortality data on March 14 involving the removal of 72,277 – including 416 pediatric deaths – deaths previously reported across 26 states because CDC’s algorithm was accidentally counting deaths that were not COVID-19-related,” said Jasmine Reed, a spokesperson for the CDC.

“Working with near real-time data in an emergency is critical to guide decision-making, but may also mean we often have incomplete information when data are first reported.”

Earlier this month, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) rebuked the CDC for its “disturbing and shameful” lack of transparency regarding COVID-19 data.

“In the midst of a pandemic, it is unacceptable that CDC would withhold relevant data on COVID-19 that could inform the public and potentially save lives,” Johnson wrote in a letter to CDC Director Rochelle Walensky.


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Reported pediatric COVID-19 deaths plummet 24% after CDC fixes ‘coding logic error’

2 comments on COVID Deaths Plummet After CDC Fixes “Error”

  1. Sharon Whiteman says:

    First of all our Govt used the money they got for the use of Covid for other things…Secondly young kids do not need Covid shots as they have a low percent of getting Covid. If my kids were young I wouldn’t let them have it because we are finding out now how many people have died from the shots., or who are now disabled because of the shots.

  2. AL says:

    There was no “coding error.” The CDC was padding death numbers from the start of the pandemic. They revised the numbers now because it became obvious they didn’t add up. The inflated numbers helped defeat Trump, so they feel the end justified the means.

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