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Johns Hopkins Study Saying COVID-19 Has
'Relatively No Effect on Deaths' in U.S. Deleted After Publication

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Posted By: M-79, 11/28/2020 7:33:20 AM

Genevieve Briand, assistant program director of the Applied Economics master’s degree program at Johns Hopkins University, critically analyzed the impact that COVID-19 had on U.S. deaths. According to Briand, the impact of COVID-19 on deaths in the United States can be fully understood by comparing it to the number of total deaths in the country.


Like most of us suspected, we are being played.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lawsy0 11/28/2020 7:47:16 AM (No. 618338)
Kudos, PJ, for keeping us in the loop! Well done.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: IowaDad 11/28/2020 7:56:57 AM (No. 618342)
The data presented in the original article are pretty jumbled and incomplete. The main story is that heart disease deaths decreased during COVID weeks, but the tables and figures simply don't establish this.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Zarin 11/28/2020 8:07:21 AM (No. 618345)
I have been informed by people who understand the math that Ms. Briand's #'s are good. From the original article: “All of this points to no evidence that COVID-19 created any excess deaths. Total death numbers are not above normal death numbers. We found no evidence to the contrary,” (Genevieve) Briand concluded. According to what I have been told - there are about 2.9 million deaths in the US every year. The STATS here show that there have been 'excess' deaths of about 12,000 - but that is only a 0.4% jump. Not a 10% jump which is what the propagandists are claiming. Most of those who have been dying are people with other major health problems - obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer etc. who would likely have major difficulty with a 'regular' flu. Yes, covid is bad, it is about twice as lethal as 'regular' flu. So wash you hands and don't let people sneeze on you.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rumblehog 11/28/2020 8:18:52 AM (No. 618355)
A case of science not following the political narrative.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Wizard of is 11/28/2020 8:24:27 AM (No. 618359)
Note that the Johns Hopkins explanation for deleting the article does not state it is inaccurate or false. However it does imply that readers are not intelligent enough to understand it.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Laotzu 11/28/2020 8:39:07 AM (No. 618367)
The UK Daily Mail had front page analysis of year-over-year statistics for the UK about two weeks ago. I went looking for the same mortality info on the CDC's website and found they still had not even published 2019 mortality information, yet. America got played.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Catfur27 11/28/2020 8:44:12 AM (No. 618371)
FTA : "Briand concludes that the COVID-19 death toll in the United States is misleading and that deaths from other diseases are being categorized as COVID-19 deaths." This is what "people with common sense" have been saying all along for months . "Common sense " says that IF Covid was as bad as the media and dem politicians want us to believe we would ALL know some "victims", wouldn't we? I live near Buffalo, NY...and NY State has more "deaths from Covid " than any other state...we're in "Code Orange Lockdown" right now ...yet ...after 9 months I do not know of ONE friend/ acquaintance/ colleague/ associate/ relative /etc who has been sick with Covid ??!! I ask my friend/ acquaintance/ colleague/ associate/ relative /etc if THEY know ANY one personally who has become sick from Covid??.. They always answer "No". what kind of "pandemic" is this where, after 9 months, none of us in a mid-size, northern, population center...where we see EVERY day on TV these massive "Covid casualty" numbers ...but don't KNOW ANYONE who has got sick ..??'s a SCAMDEMIC !!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 11/28/2020 8:44:19 AM (No. 618372)
Mark Twain: "There are three types of lies: lies, dammed lies, and statistics." The left has lied to us from the beginning using COVID stats, attributing deaths from common causes to COVID. And we all know why: gin up hysteria over to COVID to first lock us all down and wreck the economy (which they then blamed on Trump), then demand universal mail-in ballots, which was the mechanism with which they stuffed the ballot box for Dementia Joe. An honest study comes along detailing the obvious and then it is quickly suppressed.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Alecto2 11/28/2020 8:48:43 AM (No. 618376)
#2 if the data were jumbled to you it explains your confusion. The graph relates to death rate by age group and there is no detectable spike in the most susceptible age groups. You would expect spiking given the "decimation" covid theoretically caused with the older groups. The other diseases reference relate to prior years' data. Historically, there were seasonal spikes in death rates through certain causes (heart attacks etc.). 2020, is the anomaly because this doesn't happen. My follow on observation would relate to Hopkins' cancelation. From what organizations does Hopkins get major funding and why would they bring pressure to bear? Cui bono? I might speculate about the millions they receive from various foundations for research projects that could be in jeopardy.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: reefdiver 11/28/2020 9:08:09 AM (No. 618392)
Who defines the truth? Those seeking power? Trust is in short supply.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: janjan 11/28/2020 9:09:51 AM (No. 618393)
When information is being deliberately hidden from the public it is a very safe bet that we are being manipulated. People who are still cowering in mask wearing terror are the very ones the liberals are trying to reach.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Strike3 11/28/2020 9:19:03 AM (No. 618406)
An engineer friend of mine who loves playing with graphs routinely runs the COVID numbers through his computer and his results match our reality. It's a tiny drop in the bucket and most of the COVID deaths would have probably fallen into acceptable flu and age-related deaths in 2020. The democrat dicktaters used this crisis to damage the country but did it in a very sloppy and obvious way as they do with everything else. During every one of the latest "spikes" the death count has been steadily dropping.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: planetgeo 11/28/2020 9:20:55 AM (No. 618410)
I taught Probability & Statistics for many years. That chart at the beginning of the article (if accurate) completely obliterates any argument for lockdowns, and particularly the shutdown of schools. What makes it particularly devastating is that it eliminates any distinction about "cause of death" for each age group. What that says is that the weekly ratio of deaths for each age group has been relatively constant, with or without COVID. The number of cases is completely irrelevant. There are NO "excess deaths" due to COVID in any age group, not even in the most aged categories! No wonder they deleted this study. The lockdown is a complete fraud. And those petty tyrant mayors and governors who continue to impose them should be removed and going to jail.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: czechlist 11/28/2020 10:08:12 AM (No. 618473)
As per David Collum "...when you mix science with politics you get politics"
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Reply 15 - Posted by: halfnorsk 11/28/2020 11:24:32 AM (No. 618536)
Early on in this panic plague CDC advised doctors to favor COVID as cause of death, even if COVID was merely suspected. Thus, a 95-year-old family friend was certified as a COVID death, even though he died of heart failure—and coincidentally was COVID positive. Making matters worse was the financial incentive—Medicare pays hospitals more for COVID patients. All to say that Briand’s findings come as no surprise to those of us who’ve been paying attention.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Ogden Pod 11/28/2020 12:33:37 PM (No. 618590)
If COVID is all the plague it is cracked up to be, a significantly larger number of people would be dying in 2019 and 2020. I looked at the CDC data for total deaths per thousand over the last several years. The death rate increases by roughly 1.24 % each year. The CDC says this annual increase reflects our ageing population. The increase for 2019 was 1.1% and so far, the increase for 2020 is also 1.1%. This is essentially less or the same number of deaths during the pandemic as there have been in the last several years. Long story short… COVID has not had an impact on the overall number of deaths in the United States. If the media ran a daily death count for the Flu and hospitals reported everyone who died with the Flu as having died from the flu it would be more frightening than COVID-19.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: pros7767 11/28/2020 1:56:29 PM (No. 618659)
Posted on Facebook. Needless to say it was fact-checked and says it's missing context! They are arguing author was a student! Quote from article: "Genevieve Briand, assistant program director of the Applied Economics master’s degree program at Johns Hopkins University, critically analyzed the impact that COVID-19 had on U.S. deaths. According to Briand, the impact of COVID-19 on deaths in the United States can be fully understood by comparing it to the number of total deaths in the country." Somehow I find it hard to believe that the Assistant Program Director of the Applied Economics master's degree program is a "student" unless she's going for her Doctorate! More censorship!
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