The scamdemic can be explained by simple economics.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield admitted last week that hospitals are monetarily incentivized to over-report COVID-19 deaths.
Redfield made the admission while being questioned by a House of Representatives panel on Friday. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) brought up the possibility of “perverse incentives” and Redfield concurred in his response.
“I think you’re correct in that we’ve seen this in other disease processes, too. Really, in the HIV epidemic, somebody may have a heart attack but also have HIV — the hospital would prefer the [classification] for HIV because there’s greater reimbursement,” Redfield said.
“So, I do think there’s some reality to that. When it comes to death reporting, though, ultimately, it’s how the physician defines it in the death certificate, and … we review all of those death certificates. So I think, probably it is less operable in the cause of death, although I won’t say there are not some cases. I do think though [that] when it comes to hospital reimbursement issues or individuals that get discharged, there could be some play in that for sure,” Redfield continued.
Big League Politics has reported on how misreporting from around the country has cast doubt on the COVID-19 numbers: