Trump, being Trump, has rigged stats by stopping testing as of 3 days ago, in order to flatten the curve and bring the markets up 3 percent on Friday, entering the weekend with the DOW above 24000, just a hare’s breath above “dismal.”
So, both sets of figures, deaths, which the CDC sets at 13,000 while all other sourcess are between 33000 and 41000 and infections, which if testing increased, stats would fly off the scale, are fake.
Trump is both playing a clever game and two other games, one of which may well be intended to protect the very wealthy but gut America’s working class, both with financial ruin but also numbers as well.
His other moves may well be dementia, believing the fake Fox/Oprah doctors and sending out the Proud Boys to rant about Jews and Catholics.
In order to artificially flatten the infection curve, which is the one Wall Street is responding to, Trump has ordered testing to be stopped. 20 percent of Americans test positive for CV19 though those figures are not a real indicator, they are too high. From The Atlantic:
“According to the Tracking Project’s figures, nearly one in five people who get tested for the coronavirus in the United States is found to have it. In other words, the country has what is called a “test-positivity rate” of nearly 20 percent.
That is “very high,” Jason Andrews, an infectious-disease professor at Stanford, told us. Such a high test-positivity rate almost certainly means that the U.S. is not testing everyone who has been infected with the pathogen, because it implies that doctors are testing only people with a very high probability of having the infection. People with milder symptoms, to say nothing of those with none at all, are going undercounted. Countries that test broadly should encounter far more people who are not infected than people who are, so their test-positivity rate should be lower.
The positivity rate is not the same as the proportion of COVID-19 cases in the American population at large, a metric called “prevalence.”* Nobody knows the true number of Americans who have been exposed to or infected with the coronavirus, though attempts to produce much sharper estimates of that figure through blood testing are under way. Prevalence is a crucial number for epidemiologists, in part because it lets them calculate a pathogen’s true infection-fatality rate: the number of people who die after becoming infected.”
Source: The UK Telegraph and this count is 2000 low based on today’s total, but something even stranger is going on as Trump has ordered the CDC to move the death count to 13,000, suddenly bringing 27000 dead back to live. Not even Jerry Falwell can do that as we all know very well as his father sits at the left hand of Satan even now.
This is an excerpt from the UK Telegraph, pure MSM. Why are British newspapers coming up with different figures for US deaths and infection rates? When the US hit 4800 deaths per day on Thursday and began to climb dramatically, doubling every 4 and then 3 days, Trump ordered a lockdown on the US press which pretends to oppose him in a fake Kabuki Theatre with Deep State controlled CNN in reality Trump’s biggest backer, far more controlled that Fox News.
The CDC has now moved the death total down to 13,130 as of Friday:
Wikipedia has moved deaths down to 33,000:
And World-O-Meter shows 38,200 as of April 17:
And the Guardian shows 37,000 which was reached by moving the daily deaths from over 4000 to 311: