The people I know that like math, science, and engineering, do so because there are some hard facts and data that can be relied upon. This allows for accurate forecasts, formulations, and weight loads for maximum results. For people like me who could care less about these areas, generally, we rely on the results from these professional’s acumen and don’t give them a second thought.
This is why the Centers For Disease Control’s (CDC) shockingly inaccurate handling of the Chinese Virus, has created confusion nationwide. Their original assessment of the risk to the USA, subsequent modeling, changing positions on the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needed and now actual new cases testing results, have been a disaster.
With government officials, from the White House to city mayors, depending on CDC’s new virus case data to create re-opening plans for their citizens, the frustration of what multiple news sources are reporting in very disturbing.
The CDC’s method of reporting the number of active cases is totally flawed. It is fraudulent. The CDC counts individuals who show that they had the China coronavirus in their counts of individuals who are identified currently with the virus. This data is then used by states to determine whether to open our shut down their economies.
From The Gateway Pundit
On May 21, 2020, the Atlantic reported that the CDC was over counting the number of cases of individuals with the China coronavirus:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is conflating the results of two different types of coronavirus tests, distorting several important metrics and providing the country with an inaccurate picture of the state of the pandemic. We’ve learned that the CDC is making, at best, a debilitating mistake: combining test results that diagnose current coronavirus infections with test results that measure whether someone has ever had the virus. The upshot is that the government’s disease-fighting agency is overstating the country’s ability to test people who are sick with COVID-19. The agency confirmed to The Atlantic on Wednesday that it is mixing the results of viral and antibody tests, even though the two tests reveal different information and are used for different reasons.
This is not merely a technical error. States have set quantitative guidelines for reopening their economies based on these flawed data points.
Several states—including Pennsylvania, the site of one of the country’s largest outbreaks, as well as Texas, Georgia, and Vermont—are blending the data in the same way. Virginia likewise mixed viral and antibody test results until last week, but it reversed course and the governor apologized for the practice after it was covered by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and The Atlantic. Maine similarly separated its data on Wednesday; Vermont authorities claimed they didn’t even know they were doing this.
To me, there are only nefarious reasons why these two categories would be merged giving the impression the virus is spreading. These numbers have been used by governors, in California, Texas & Florida, to roll back some areas of their state, “due to the spike in cases”. With states remaining partially closed, the economy would not fully rebound until after the November elections. With the judiciary more and more political and increasingly the sciences, it leaves We The People without parts of the government in which we can trust.