Dr. Birx Reportedly Questioned CDC Coronavirus Stats: ‘Nothing From the CDC I Can Trust’

Dr. Deborah Birx, global health expert for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, is reportedly expressing deep concern about the statistics being relayed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

According to a report released by The Washington Post, last week Birx reportedly clashed with the CDC director Robert Redfield over the system being used to compile coronavirus statistics. Four people who attended Birx’s meeting with Redfield insisted the two had different perspectives of the system in place.

Birx argued that the antiquated system being used to accumulate data is outdated which could contribute to projections — namely the mortality rates and case count— being inflated by as much as 25%.

“There is nothing from the CDC that I can trust,” Birx reportedly said at the time.

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The debate reportedly came days after a report on projections, which is based on data received from the CDC and other various agencies, ahead of the expiration of President Donald Trump’s stay-at-home order. The internal government model privately showed a distinct spike projecting 3,000 deaths per day by June 1 as a result of states loosening social distancing guidelines.

Despite the CDC’s projections, Birx insists the “mortality is slowly declining each day.” However, she did stress the importance of continued precautionary measures for “seniors and those with co-morbidities.”

“To keep with this trend, it is essential that seniors and those with co-morbidities shelter in place and that we continue to protect vulnerable communities,” Birx said.

As of Monday afternoon, there are more than 1.3 million positive coronavirus cases in the United States.

Despite more than 30 states preparing to reopen to some extent, according to some reports, many of the states have not seen a 14-day decline in the number of positive test results which the White House requires for safe reopening.

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  1. In the past week or so, I have read articles and watched videos with Dr. Judy Mikovits who worked indirectly under Fauci. She tells a story that adds more doubt to what we are being told about this virus. The info changes often, and it is often seen that the “experts” don’t always agree. Wear. Mask…uh…don’t wear a mask. Hydroxychloroquine is working quite well as per many doctors working in the field and using it; yet Fauci plays it down. He ISN’T out there taking care of patients…so my tendency is to listen to the doctors. What doesn’t get reported is how all of this often comes down to money…as if the general public can’t conclude that. I think we see it and really don’t know who to trust.

  2. You can trust a bureaucracy to COVER IT’S A$$!

    This is precisely why government numbers never add up. They have to make them up to make themselves look necessary and needed. Where do you suppose the old adage “Figures lie and Liars figure” comes from? It comes from observations on governance.

  3. Senator Dr. Scott Jensen: Right now Medicare is determining that if you have a COVID-19 admission to the hospital you get $13,000. If that COVID-19 patient goes on a ventilator you get $39,000, three times as much. Nobody can tell me after 35 years in the world of medicine that sometimes those kinds of things impact on what we do.
    Easy to fact check. So yes, skewing the stats can be profitable.
    Mucinex useful for sinus and purchased otc ? Your receipt will say Coronavirus.

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