The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is not the catastrophe that doctors with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicted it would be.
U.S. lawmakers locked down many states under guidance from the CDC who predicted millions of people would die from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
The CDC is being accused of fraud for inflating death toll numbers by instructing hospitals, morgues and funeral homes to assign COVID-19 as the cause of death - even if people died from another cause.
The CDC's official guidance for coding COVID-19 is to assign cause of death as COVID-19 if the disease is "caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death."
No lab tests or autopsies are required under the CDC's guidance. The CDC's policy has come under scrutiny and is being mocked on social media by activists such as Candace Owens, who has been very vocal about the CDC's deception.
"We've now arrived at the point where doctors and politicians are openly admitting to fluffing the death count," she tweeted on Wednesday.
Owens suggested that doctors are classifying every death as COVID-related to artificially raise the death toll.
"Apparently, doctors and nurses around the world are wondering why no one is dying from heart attacks and strokes anymore. Flu and pneumonia deaths also went off a cliff. Turns out everyone is only dying of #Coronavirus now.
Gee. I wonder why."
Apparently, doctors and nurses around the world are wondering why no one is dying from heart attacks and strokes anymore.
Flu and pneumonia deaths also went off a cliff.
Turns out everyone is only dying of #Coronavirus now.
Gee. I wonder why. https://t.co/HOX2Tc5PWt
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 6, 2020
Fox News host Tucker Carlson argued that the coronavirus outbreak in America hasn't been the "disaster that we feared."
And Fox News host Britt Hume noted that Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, confirmed suspicions that the government is fudging the death count.