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Why Are Number of U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Suddenly Cut Almost In Half On CDC Website?

Two days ago, conservative comedian Tim Young posted stunning new numbers from the CDC showing a significantly lower number of  U.S. deaths related to COVID-19 than what’s being reported by the media.


HOLY SHIT: Did I read this wrong or did the CDC just revised the national COVID-19 deaths to 37,308?!?!

Conservative author and political pundit, Dinesh D’Souza also tweeted about the reduction in the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 appearing on the CDC website. D’Souza asked what happened to the 30,000 people who are no longer showing up on the website as COVID-19 deaths, “Did 30,000 people spring back to life like Lazarus?” he asked.

UPDATED: CDC  COVID-19 death count as of May 4, 2020: 38,576 deaths.

From the CDC website:


*Data during this period are incomplete because of the lag in time between when the death occurred and when the death certificate is completed, submitted to NCHS and processed for reporting purposes. This delay can range from 1 week to 8 weeks or more, depending on the jurisdiction, age, and cause of death.

1Deaths with confirmed or presumed COVID-19, coded to ICD–10 code U07.1


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