Is it possible that docs and hospitals are erroneously attributing many deaths to COVID-19 that resulted from other maladies, many pre-existing? Under the circumstances, I believe it is not only possible, but probable, even likely, if a Minnesota doctor’s allegation is true.
The “circumstances” are payola from Medicare to hospitals and docs for listing patients as COVID-19 patients. The $64 million question is “why would they do that?” Whatever the reason, it has given a great incentive to docs and hospitals to list as many patients as possible as COVID-19 patients, resulting, obviously, in also artificially increasing the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19.
Conscientious docs, including Dr. Scott Jensen of Minnesota, are blowing the whistle on this, reporting that CDC is issuing guidance to docs and hospitals to report any death of a patient that experienced symptoms that could be suspected as COVID (flu-like or respiratory), of which there are many, as COVID deaths. No test necessary.
Dr. Jensen is also reporting that Medicare is paying $13,000 extra for COVID patients and $39,000 extra for intubated (put on a ventilator) COVID patients, which, if true, and I have no reason to doubt him, is corrupt as hell!
Dr. Scott Jensen: “Right now, Medicare is determining that if you have a COVID-19 admission to the hospital you get $13,000. If that COVID-19 patient goes on a ventilator you get $39,000, three times as much. Nobody can tell me after 35 years in the world of medicine that sometimes those kinds of things (don’t) impact on what we do.”
The left’s useful idiots in the mainstream media have stoked the COVID hysteria, no doubt for the purpose of hanging the resulting crisis around President Trump’s neck in an effort to have him replaced in November, which I also believe will prove futile as he is managing the media-created hysteria as well as can be expected. There have been previous, unhyped coronaviruses, including SARS and MERS that the media virtually ignored. The common cold is also a coronavirus. I expect the COVID-19 crisis to result in a net gain for President Trump at the polls in November.
Now, it appears that Medicare is piling on, stoking the hysteria by cooking the books, padding the number of COVID-19 deaths. I’m not sure what the motive is for doing that but if Dr. Jensen’s report is accurate, the profit incentive it has given hospital administrators and doctors is clear.
My biggest concern from this new (viral hysteria) reality we all now share is the lesson that nefarious actors like George Soros have learned, i.e, how easily America can be induced into hysteria, resulting in the destruction of the US economy and the greatest nation in history, and how simple it would be to unleash an even deadlier virus than COVID-19 without us ever even knowing who the culprit was. Our world can now be easily returned to the Stone Age in short order via media-induced public fear.