Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), openly accepted that there are monetary incentives to inflate the numbers of coronavirus deaths.
At a hearing held on Friday, July 31, by the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee, Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), asked if hospitals received a “perverse incentive” to inflate deaths from the virus.
Redfield simply answered in the affirmative, asserting that such a case has been seen in other disease processes as well.
“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,” he explained, as reported by The Blaze.
Redfield continued, “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.”
“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 added.
So far, there have been different opinions questioning the figures on the number of deaths from the CCP Virus.
According to the Washington Examiner, a Yale University study concluded that the total number of deaths from the CCP Virus in the United States is a “substantial count” of the actual number.
Dr. Birx, a member of the White House coronavirus response team, suggested last May that deaths are being over-counted by 25%.
A recent investigation carried out in Florida found that several registered deaths were not associated with the CCP Virus. Even Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, stated, “We’ve had other incidents in which there’s no real relationship and it’s been counted. So, we want to look at that and see how pervasive that issue is as well.”
More than 37,000 deaths from coronaviruses are characterized as “intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning, and other adverse events,” according to the CDC website.
Last week, President Trump’s administration issued an order for clinics to send reports of deaths from the CCP Virus directly to the White House rather than to the CDC because of several irregularities during the pandemic.