Edward Hendrie, Retracted Johns Hopkins Article Proves COVID-19 Death Statistics From the CDC are Manipulated

by Edward Hendrie

In a Johns Hopkins News-Letter dated November 22, 2020, “Genevieve Briand, assistant program director of the Applied Economics master’s degree program at Hopkins, critically analyzed the effect of COVID-19 on U.S. deaths using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”

She found that there was zero increase in deaths across the United States between 2018 and 2020. She determined that “the percentages of deaths among all age groups remain relatively the same.” She thus concluded that COVID-19 “has relatively no effect on deaths in the United States.”

Briand was puzzled because the CDC had reported an increase in deaths due to solely to COVID-19. Thus, there should have been an increase in total deaths reported to the CDC by approximately 267,000. But there was no such increase.

No doubt, Briand naively thought research was a search for truth.

What could be the explanation? When Briand examined the death statistics from the CDC, she made the disturbing discovery that deaths from heart disease, respiratory disease, influenza, and pneumonia dropped during the COVID-19 outbreak. She saw in the statistics that deaths were being shifted from those other categories to COVID-19. “Briand believes that deaths due to heart diseases, respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia may instead be recategorized as being due to COVID-19.” Yanni Gu, A closer look at U.S. deaths due to COVID-19, Johns Hopkins News-Letter, November 22, 2020, https://web.archive.org/web/20201126223119/https://www.jhunewsletter.com/article/2020/11/a-closer-look-at-u-s-deaths-due-to-covid-19.

Well, the powers that be could not allow Briand’s article to reveal that truth. And so the article was retracted. The reason given was that Johns Hopkins was concerned that the article “has been used to support dangerous inaccuracies that minimize the impact of the pandemic.”

But in the retraction notice, Johns Hopkins actually acknowledged the principal finding made by Briand, that the number of deaths due to heart diseases, respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia had been shifted to the COVID-19 list of deaths. The retraction states that “Briand also claimed in her analysis that deaths due to heart diseases, respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia may be incorrectly categorized as COVID-19-related deaths. However, COVID-19 disproportionately affects those with preexisting conditions, so those with those underlying conditions are statistically more likely to be severely affected and die from the virus.”

MN Sen. Scott Jensen may have been the first to blow the whistle.

Notice that the retraction does not dispute Briand’s finding, but rather tries to explain it as being caused by the fact that “those with those underlying conditions are statistically more likely to be severely affected and die from the virus.” What the retraction did not say is that the COVID-19 death statistics from the CDC list those who die “with” COVID-19 and not necessarily those who die “from” COVID-19.

Briand based her conclusions on the official CDC reports. The retraction pulled a switch and argued against Briand by citing to a private website, Our Wolrd in Data, that does not use the statistical methodology of the CDC.

Indeed, it appears that Our World in Data simply added the CDC announced COVID-19 deaths to all other deaths reported by the CDC. Notably, there is no breakdown of deaths by cause on that page of Our World in Data. There is just the raw total deaths from all causes. It seems that Our World in Data Simply added the reported COVID-19 deaths to that statistic, which had the effect of double-counting the COIVD-19 deaths.

The Johns Hopkins retraction statement cites to the alternative website to make the claim that there was in fact a spike in deaths due to COVID-19. When the retraction statement cites back again to the CDC statistics, it does so to make the claim that “[a]ccording to the CDC, there have been almost 300,000 excess deaths due to COVID-19.” It then provides a link to the CDC website that simply announces the COVID-19 deaths. Nowhere on the CDC page is the COVID-19 death statistic reported as “excess deaths due to COVID-19” as claimed by the Johns Hopkins retraction statement. Indeed, the Johns Hopkins retraction statement is a false statement. The CDC web page cited by the Johns Hopkins retraction statement simply reports “COVID-19 Cases and Deaths.”

Just add “COVID-19” to ordinary deaths and you have a “pandemic”.

Indeed, the COVID-19 death statistic cited by the Johns Hopkins retraction statement is the very statistic that Briand analyzed when determining that those numbers were borrowed from people dying of comorbidities of heart disease, respiratory disease, influenza, and pneumonia. Indeed, the CDC acknowledges that 94% of all COVID-19 deaths are of people with at least 2.5 comorbidities.

The CDC reveals that “[h]igh blood pressure [i.e., hypertension] was a primary or contributing cause of death in 2017 for more than 472,000 people in the United States.” Indeed, hypertension and stroke are the two leading causes of death in the U.S. Furthermore, according to the CDC, diabetes is the seventh-ranked cause of death in the United States. In 2017, 83,564 people in the U.S. died of diabetes. Yet, let a diabetic or someone with high blood pressure come down with COVID-19 and presto-chango they are said to have died of COVID-19 with their hypertension and diabetes being relegated to a comorbidity.

The Johns Hopkins retraction statement admits that “those with those underlying conditions are statistically more likely to be severely affected and die from the virus.” There is agreement between Briand and the retraction that people who are reported as dying of COVID-19 by the CDC are actually people who died “with” COVID-19 and not necessarily dying “from” COVID-19. Indeed, the CDC cleverly announces their COVID-19 death statistics without ever using the word “deaths from COVID-19.” They intend to give the impression that people died “from” COVID-19 but the CDC never actually says that the persons listed died “from” COVID-19. The CDC simply announces the statistics as “COVID-19 Cases and Deaths.” Thus the CDC is simply reporting those who are presumed to have COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19 as a “case.” And those who die “with” COVID-19 as a COVID-19 death even though they likely did not die “from” COVID-19.

The Johns Hopkins retraction is attempting to give the false impression that the COVID-19 deaths reported by the CDC are of people who died “from” COVID-19. That is certainly what the CDC is implying, but it is not what the CDC is reporting. The CDC is simply reporting deaths of people who allegedly died “with” COVID-19. The CDC acknowledges that of those who died “with” COIVD-19, approximately 94% of them died with an average of 2.5 comorbidities.

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23 thoughts on “Edward Hendrie, Retracted Johns Hopkins Article Proves COVID-19 Death Statistics From the CDC are Manipulated”

  1. The fact that Americans caved in to wearing masks with practically no resistance tells me they will take the vaccine.

    Anyone who would wear a mask for 9 months, and then take an untested vaccine that was rushed to market by the criminal and largely Jewish pharmaceutical cartel which can’t be sued —is stupid.

    The combination of toxic Jewish rule and the utter stupidity of the public insures the death of the USA.

    Trump or Biden, the result will be the same

  2. I live in Daniel Andrews electorate. Every year he sends us a christmas card. This year has special significance. It reminds me of all the trauma caused to our family by peolple like Daniel Andrews, who are meant represent the wishes of the people, yet act like Stalin.


  3. I found this on the docs BitChute channel. It’s an incredibly powerful vid from the Amazing Polly.. It explains precisely WHY those around you are wearing masks (and for the most part why those on this blog do not). Your friends and relatives who wear masks can absolutely benefit and possibly have their entire lives changed if you can get them to watch this. We only need one and others will follow. There is also a scene from V for Vendetta which has become one of my top ten movies of all time, not quite in the top spot of Zorba the Greek, but right up there with it. Since V for Vendetta has been around for 15 years, it’s not a spoiler to say V dies in the end. That is the fate that leaders at times have to face. Thank you Polly and thanks to Dr. Fetzer for coming across this life changing vid.


      1. Too many hoaxes! Is all this going to be sorted out in our lifetime?

        Or are we doomed to be assaulted by lie after lie —–in perpituity?

      2. RS…it’s very doubtful this will be sorted out in our lifetimes.
        They and others can throw all the lies out there they wish. We just have continue to reject their narrative and maintain that eventually truth will rule. For those who really care, there can be no other choice.

  4. The latest from Steve Bannon’s War Room… US Mail Trucker testifies he brought a trailer load of filled in ballots from New York to Harrisburg. There were no envelopes and the ballots were neatly stood up right in sorting bins like they came straight from a printer to a sorting bin. No envelopes! When the driver arrived at his usual drop off location, someone he did not know was working there. The Driver sensed something was not right when he was instructed to drive the trailer to Lancaster and leave it there overnight. The trailer vanished the next day and no one seems to be missing one. Hmmm… plus more stories of poll watchers intimidated, hazed and thrown out.


    There can now be… no legitimate separation between the Kung Flu story and the subsequent mask wearing craze which sets up the rioters’ hidden identities and facilitates their looting and arson in a way that’s no accident. And think what keeping the Kung Flu omni-present in everyone’s minds did for pushing the mail in ballots. More than this, it fascilitated the cheating by keeping the poll watchers not only distant but afraid to get all that close to anyone counting. The scamdemic and mask wearing insanity paid huge dividends for the Demolition Party over and over again. If you think the George Floyd killing wasn’t strategically planned for maximum outrage, I have some nice waterfront property for sale in the Everglades. Attractive terms and low low down payment offered.

  5. Here’s the big news flash. The Demolition Party was destroyed at the state legislature level nationwide and the R’s will be in charge of redistricting after the 2020 Census is completed.

    This story is being overshadowed by the scamlection.

    I am a digger like most of you here. It was not always so. Back in 2007… like most folks, I just wanted to be left alone to live my life to the fullest or spend countless hours marveling at another sublime Rocky Mountain Sunset over the great divide. The start of the awakening was a Cabbie that said 911 was an inside job and my 3 surreal encounters with TSA. Dystopic does not quite cut it; I thought of the herding of people like cattle into train cars during World War II. This was how it started; losing your right to travel unmolested. Something we always held sacred in America, at least in the old US. Not everybody open carried guns, but no one raised an eye brow if you did. It was a good deterrence on getting messed with but it could also attract conflict. You got to make the choice. The Chinese Demolition Party is behind taking that choice away. Trump needs to declare a National Emergency and have the military take control of the Major News Networks for just an hour and explain what was done to their votes. Then when Trump is finished addressing the country, reruns of Leave it to Beaver and the Andy Griffin Show play for the next 23 hours straight to let it sink in. Imagine a day without the Propaganda Ministry’s Mind Control Beam. Biden should face a firing squad and so should his brethren. Anyone disagree?

    1. Not only do I NOT disagree, I see NO REASON Trump could not do that through an executive order since the MSM has been co-opted by foreign agents. If V did it, so can Trump!

  6. The Kung Flu has karate chopped people’s common sense … hi-ya! No where is this more apparent than Vail, the ultimate mega-resort. The ski company now has “nose cover” police walking the lift lines like a Mary Poppins Army. Can you cover your nose please… When I get done with a ski run, I need to breath freely and there’s Mary Poppins to thwart it. Most people already have their mouth covered with a neck gator this time of year. This is maddening now that the Danish mask study has exposed this practice as nothing but obedience training for dogs. And I’m afraid the madness will never end.

    As I disembarked from my ski day and started to walk through the village… I encountered Mary Poppins with ‘roid rage. She was a ticket checker pretty far from her domain which is lift lines. She acted like she just apprehended Public Enemy Number One. My crime?… wanting to breath fresh mountain air freely. She accosted me and block my path and as I tried to walk around her, she blocked it again like I was about to be arrested.. Mary got in my face and said “I can’t believe you endangered me like this”… but she was the one up in my face. When I tried to walk away she started threatening me with revoking my ski pass and drew her ticket scanner like it was a Colt 45. She was just fit to be tied and she shouted my name like AHA! I will take away your skiing for the rest of the year. It was a surreal encounter.


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