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GenJerDan wrote:
in the US, the CDC put out new "guidance" last may witch caused covid to placed in section one of the death reports and all the other conditions in section two. Basically, if you had covid (or were suspected of having covid...no testing was required), your death was marked down as covid.
I've seen this rumor / claim several times since last summer, but never with a reference to the source so that I could see for myself the actual wording in this directive.

It really makes no sense at all. First, lots of death causes couldn't possibly be covered up the way you describe. Second, it would not benefit anyone (in spite of what conspiracy believers claim). Third, claims like "suspected of having covid...no testing was required") is the kind of wording that is typical for urban myths, not for directives from the CDC. Fourth, if doctors all over the USA were ordered to lie, filing a drowning, a car accident crushing several people to death, or a killing by hand weapons as covid deaths, just because the victims were 'suspected' of having covid, would cause an uproar among the doctors. Maybe a few of them would do as told, but not the great majority. Certainly not all. I haven't heard any uproar from American doctors. Not even mild protests.

If this really is true, it cannot be kept as a secret, it must be published and available to every doctor certified to sign a death certificate. These doctors cannot trust what is said by some journalist or reader posting to the comment section of a web paper, but must have the original directive. So it should be easy to dig up. Until that happens, I consider this "guidance" to lie somewhere between an urban myth and a conspiracy theory.
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