Link to paper commissioned by Children’s Health Defense If COVID Fatalities Were 90.2% Lower, How Would You Feel About Schools Reopening?

Michael McEvoy’s comments (on Facebook, July 2020):

This is the latest paper that our team published. We understand the controversies that this may create, but please understand this paper is based upon factual data aggregated from existing statistics taken from the state level and through the CDC.

The paper also involves a research-based comparison of the Medical Examiners’ and Coroners’ Handbook on Death Registration and Fetal Death Reporting Revision (2003), with the most recent Guidelines created by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and implemented by the CDC.

It needs to be pointed out that when a major health organization such as the CDC changes it’s guidelines on how physicians and coroners are to report Fatalities, this has wide-reaching implications on the classification of: Cause of Death, Chain of Events leading to Death and Contributing Factors Leading to Death. Such is the case for the CDC and the Council of State & Territorial Epidemiologists.

On March 24th, 2020, the CDC decided to adopt new guidelines on Fatality reporting, which replaced the guidelines that had been used for the past 17 years by coroners and physicians issuing death certificates. These new guidelines enabled COVID-19 to be listed as the Primary Cause of Death, rather than as a contributing factor.

Previous guidelines established that Influenza (or whatever the “influencing factor”) would be listed on a Death Certificate as line Item 1D or Item #2, especially if and when an underlying health condition was present. Since 90% of those who have reportedly died with SARS CoV-2 or COVID-19 had at least 1 preexisting medical condition (most frequently: Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension), these new guidelines have significantly altered COVID-19 Fatality Data in the U.S.

Why does this matter?

This matters because the Part I (of a death certificate) causes of death are statistically recorded for public health reporting, while Part II does not hold nearly the same statistical significance in reporting. This March 24th NVSS guideline essentially allows COVID-19 to be the cause of death when the actual cause of death should be the comorbidity according to the industry-standard 2003 CDC Handbook.

Bullet point highlights of this recent paper:

• Had the CDC used its industry standard, Medical Examiners’ and Coroners’ Handbook on Death Registration and Fetal Death Reporting Revision 2003, as it has for all other causes of death for the last 17 years, the COVID-19 fatality count would be approximately 90.2% lower than it currently is.

• According to the CDC, 101 children age 0 to 14 have died from influenza, while 31 children have died from COVID-19.No evidence exists to support the theory that children pose a threat to educational professionals in a school or classroom setting, but there is a great deal of evidence to support the safety of in-person education.

• According to the CDC, 131,332 Americans have died from pneumonia and 121,374 from COVID-19 as of July 11th, 2020.