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Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Whenever you read a news headline citing Covid cases, Covid deaths, or Covid hospitalizations, try asking yourself: Is this information accurate? You might be surprised at what you find out if you dig deeper. The news media certainly won't report it as they're not into investigative reporting but are simply singing the same chorus that they want you to believe.

In Canada, Misleading Statistics

Many people coming in for other issues that happen to test positive are added to the COVID hospitalization count.
Death counts may also be misleading, as it's not certain whether people died because of COVID, or simply with COVID.
Ontario (Canada) Admits 50% of “COVID” Hospitalizations Not From COVID, Death Count May Also Be Misleading
COVID hospitalizations and deaths throughout this pandemic have been inaccurately reported. This has been made clear by government…

In the USA, Misleading Statistics

Noble said she looked at four UCSF campuses (UCSF Parnassus, Mission Bay, Mount Zion, and Children’s Hospital of Oakland) and identified 44 hospitalized patients, including adults and children, who had COVID. Of those patients, just 13 had been admitted to the hospital because of COVID.
The other 31 patients tested positive after being admitted for unrelated reasons, including a hip fracture and a bowel obstruction. Noble said they are all "completely asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic," highlighting how the Omicron variant causes less severe disease than previous variants.
SFGATE added that while case counts are breaking records in California, fewer people are hospitalized with COVID today compared to this time last year.
UC San Francisco director of ER COVID response: The real crisis facing California hospitals isn’t Omicron cases, it’s strict quarantine rules
A doctor with the University of California San Francisco hospital system is sounding the alarm on the real crisis facing hospitals: staffing shortages made worse by the state’s strict quarantine rules. Dr. Jeanne Noble, an associate professor of emergency medicine at UCSF, explained to SFGATE that p…

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