Dr. Birx doesn’t trust CDC numbers, thinks numbers are inflated by 25%


According to a new bombshell report from The Washington Post, which could be fake news since it’s WaPo, the White House Coronavirus Task Force response administrator doubt the CDC’s numbers — vehemently so.

Allegedly, there were roiling disputes over the data used by the government to track the virus as well as over possible therapeutics.


Dr. Deborah Birx reportedly said she can’t trust numbers coming from the CDC during a heated dispute at a Wednesday meeting.

“During a task force meeting Wednesday, a heated discussion broke out between Deborah Birx, the physician who oversees the administration’s coronavirus response, and Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Birx and others were frustrated with the CDC’s antiquated system for tracking virus data, which they worried was inflating some statistics — such as mortality rate and case count — by as much as 25 percent, according to four people present for the discussion or later briefed on it. Two senior administration officials said the discussion was not heated,” the newspaper reported.

“There is nothing from the CDC that I can trust,” Birx reportedly said, according to two of the people.

“The flare-up came two days after it was reported that an internal government model, based on data from the CDC and other agencies, projected the daily death count would rise to 3,000 by June 1,” the newspaper noted.

Redfield defended his agency, but there was general agreement that the CDC is in need of a digital upgrade.

Birx said in a statement: “Mortality is slowly declining each day. To keep with this trend, it is essential that seniors and those with comorbidities shelter in place and that we continue to protect vulnerable communities.”

That assertion is contrary to Johns Hopkins data, which shows U.S. daily deaths hovering close to 2,000 most days for several weeks now, and climbing higher some days last week.

We don’t trust Johns Hopkins either but it’s not necessarily their fault. Their numbers are only as good as the numbers they are being fed.

Their numbers and their charts from the IMF and IHME have been a complete joke from the first.




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2 years ago

25%? That little? If you’re dying from something anyway and they find you have or have had the virus, it’s counted as a Covid-19 dearh.

Re: reopening the nation.

Have you noticed the Blue states were all over Trump’s butt because, in their warped minds, he didn’t quaranteen the nation sooner? Now they defy orders of their Govenors and Trump because, in their opinion, the quaranteens are not being lifted and it’s inconvient for them and putting them in financial hardship.

This is a perfect example of libeal Democrat TDS insanity.

2 years ago

Could it have something to do with CDC’s specific Covid deaths at about 47,000 on their website, but give a total of over 70.000. Updated as of May 8.


But on another page it is updated May 10 with a figure of 78,000.


David Crea
David Crea
2 years ago

This experience shows the dangers of doing something for the FIRST TIME EVER! You don’t know if whatever data you have is “trustable”, you don’t know if advice you are given is “solid” and you are operating in a high-stress unknown situation, to make decisions that you know when you make them will be criticized no matter what you decide. Trump put together the best team he could gather, under “IMPEACHMENT” circumstances, and probably with little or bad intelligence to boot. That group deserves a pat on the back, but the governors who just went crazy with power then — not so much. Cuomo makes believe that NYC is all of NY state, and set up an inappropriate situation for upstate — 95% of the state’s area.

2 years ago

“…Birx and others were frustrated with the CDC’s antiquated system for tracking virus data, which they worried was inflating some statistics — such as mortality rate and case count — by as much as 25 percent…” Ha ha ha! Birx and Fauci are in it up to their necks! They’re WITH the CDC, not against them. Their the ones using the fake CDC stats like a cudgel to beat Americans into submission! Trump’s two Globalist quacks are just trying to salvage some semblance of credibility now that Americans are finally realizing that we’re being had.

2 years ago

The crying “wolf, wolf, wolf” is no longer working. Folks have been seeing through the kung flu mortality rates for a while now. With the knowledge that the CDC directed all deaths with even the hint of the covid19 virus involved, be reported as caused by the virus.
Brix, the scarf lady, is breaking with the pack? Wants to report mortality rates honestly? Ooops. Does that mean she and the expert crew have not been honest up until now?
That little admission is not gonna play well, if it is reported accurately.
Just sayin’.