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CDC Significantly Cuts Pediatric Covid Death Data Because of ‘Coding Logic Error’

CDC Significantly Cuts Pediatric Covid Death Data Because of ‘Coding Logic Error’

Meanwhile, during ABC interview, Fauci appears to dismiss plans for retirement.

We noted in January that SCOTUS Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor displayed their ignorance on COVID stats when hearing arguments against Biden’s vaccine mandate.

It appears the misinformation was not entirely their fault. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) corrected much of its earlier covid data collected during the Omicron surge, reducing the death tallies in all age groups, including children.

The health agency, in a statement to Reuters, said it made adjustments to its COVID Data Tracker’s mortality data on March 14 because its algorithm was accidentally counting deaths that were not COVID-19-related.

The adjustment resulted in removal of 72,277 deaths previously reported across 26 states, including 416 pediatric deaths, CDC said.

The reduction cut the CDC’s estimate of deaths in children by 24% to 1,341 as of March 18.

Children accounted for about 19% of all COVID-19 cases, but less than 0.26% of cases resulted in death, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, which summarizes state-based data.

In a nutshell: Pediatric covid deaths plummeted 24% after the agency fixed….”a coding logic error.”

The CDC’s COVID Data Tracker had presented a misleading impression prior to the fix that children were dying at a sharply amplified rate amid the omicron surge earlier this year. The tool had reported 1,755 all-time deaths from children ages 0 to 17 on Tuesday, with 738 of the deaths occurring during the first 10 weeks of 2022.

After CDC resolved the error, the pediatric death figure reported on its COVID Data Tracker dropped to 1,339 all-time deaths, a reduction of 23.7% from the figure reported the day prior.

“On March 15, 2022, data on deaths were adjusted after resolving a coding logic error. This resulted in decreased death counts across all demographic categories,” the data tracker said.

But all the news on COVID today is not good. White House medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci has reversed himself, yet again, on an issue important to the American people.

Based on recent statements, rumors recently swirled he was looking at retiring. Fauci flipped-flopped again.

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday appeared to back-track on retiring any time soon, saying he wants to wait for the US to be “really out” of the COVID-19 pandemic before he moves on.

The 81-year-old had started buzz about his potential retirement Saturday when he told ABC’s “Start Here” podcast, “I have said that I would stay in what I’m doing until we get out of the pandemic phase, and I think we might be there already.”

But in an interview on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, the White House chief medical adviser was asked about whether the country was nearing the end of the pandemic and if he planned to get “some rest” at that point.

“I’m not so sure, George,” the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases​ told anchor George Stephonaupolous. “I want to make sure we’re really out of this before I really seriously consider doing anything different. We’re still in this.


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nordic_prince | March 21, 2022 at 4:05 pm


Yeah, sure.

Probably lower
Fauci will
Make sure we are never “out” of Covid

Riiiiiiiight…so this “coding error” is only now being corrected???

I might be cynical but I suspect they knew about this error for a lot longer than they are letting on…most likely because the jacked up levels of fear aren’t really needed all that much eight now.

The real cynic in me is wondering what other “coding errors” we are going to be hearing about soon???

The only code I want to hear about in relation to this vile troll is Code Blue.

2smartforlibs | March 21, 2022 at 4:23 pm

Someone needs to learn to code and by that, for the SLOW I mean the CDC, NIH, and any other alphabet bureaucracy that was involved.

The “science” is unassailable!!!! Except when the scientists make mistakes! Two questions though: (1) Why did it take 2 YEARS to catch and correct the mistake?! (cough cough government employees); (2) What OTHER mistakes were made the past 2 years that have not been corrected?

The NIH, CDC, NIAID are either frauds, incompetent, or corrupt.

My county has 600,000 people

We had 7 cases yesterday

Whether it’s the government reporting on COVID, “climate change”, economic statistics or whatever, their “errors” always skew the data to support the leftist narrative. If it was accidental, the distribution would be more random.

Coding logic errors: baby or fetus (technical term of art)… male or female sex… masculine or feminine gender… diversity of individuals or colors… vaccine or non-sterilizing medical experiment and so on and so forth.

Hey Tony, retire. We don’t need self-appointed super heroes getting rich by managing “rescues” in staged crises. Most of us are willing to risk allowing to retire. Like RIGHT NOW! Go save some puppies somewhere.

I am likewise cynical of the CDC reporting errors

One error that is obvious to every health profession is the death rate for the “unvaxed.”

The average daily death rate for the unvaxed 65+ age group during the peak of the second wave (nov 2020-Jan 2021) was 50 per day per 100K

The “reported ” average daily death rate of the unvaxed 65+ age group during the peak of the third major wave (nov 2021-Jan 2022 – ie the omicron wave) was approx 220 per 100k.

That is a 4x increase in the death rate for the Unvaxed. highly implausible for a 4x increase in death rate for the milder omicron strain. Every health authority knew that the data was bad but continued to report the erroneous data

    nordic_prince in reply to Joe-dallas. | March 21, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    Don’t forget – the newly-vaxxed are reckoned as “unvaxxed” until they’ve passed the two-week mark after their jab… meaning if they die in that window, they’re lumped in with the “unvaxxed” in the death tallies.

    Pretty nifty little trick, right? That way people can die from the clot shot without the clot shot actually getting the blame it so richly deserves.

Translation is that they know that some folks have the real numbers and are going to expose their deceit and fraud to anyone to will listen.

Government CYA will not heal the loss of confidence and trust that CDC has betrayed. They perpetrated their deceits and frauds willfully, gleefully and in corroboration with other government agents with the purpose being deception and fraud, “for the children” and the “common good”.

May God damn Anthony Fauci, draft dodging little freak, who boasts of his “service” to government.

They probably hired a firm that used recent grads from a West Virginia re-education school.
sarc intended

Reporting today on the North Carolina DHHS website, since 3/1/20 there have been 488,707 children, 0-17, who have tested positive for SARS COVID 2. There have been 17 child deaths. Let’s see 17/488707 = .000035 = .0035%.
Now suppose every child had tested positive twice (had the virus twice) so there are actually only 244,353 children who ‘had’ COVID in NC. Let’s see, 17/244,353 = .00007 = .007%.
My question is where is this 0.26% coming from? In what states are all these children dying?
Was it the American Academy of Pediatrics who said to shut down schools or mask up the children when they attended? Was it AAP who ignored data from Europe in fall 2020 and fall 2021?
So many lies!!

A case of Papal infallibility.

Any doctor or scientist with half a brain cell saw by September of 2020 that SARS-2 was a danger to those over 50 mostly, and exceptionally dangerous over 70 and in people with multiple comorbidities.

They still do not tell the the obese, and especially the morbidly obese it is a danger to you at ANY age and you need to avoid it. Children are at less risk than the average flu season. In fact if they catch one of the SARS-2 variants young, it’s doubtful their entire life it will ever be a big danger to them, except when very old, if then.

The EU and most other places knew the only people in danger in a school with children were the teachers and staff, not the kids. Yet we kept schools closed down, and outside buses, trains, and subways masks were mostly a waste of time too.

I have to assume some people enjoyed “control”, because science didn’t back up the strategies they used. In fact places like New Zealand who practiced massive quarantines and restrictions are now having huge Omnicron waves, because there is no way to stop the constantly mutating nature of a Coronavirus, and only by catching it and recovering is the “Pandemic” over, and it will be Endemic and be controllable.

The vaccines are ineffective long term because the virus just sifts itself outside the vaccine’s effective range. We are lucky Omnicron is less severe, and once you get SARS-2 and recover the chances of you getting a lethal or heavily damaging version is very small unless immuno-compromised or very old. Then just any old flu or bad cold can kill you too.