(vid) Dr. Jensen blasts ‘ridiculous’ CDC coronavirus death count guidelines that artificially inflate the numbers

Minnesota doctor blasts ‘ridiculous’ CDC coronavirus death count guidelines

Dr. Scott Jensen, a Minnesota family physician who is also a Republican state senator, told “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines for doctors to certify whether a patient has died of coronavirus are “ridiculous” and could be misleading the public. …

“The idea that we are going to allow people to massage and sort of game the numbers is a real issue….

Jensen gave a hypothetical example of a patient who died while suffering from influenza. If the patient was elderly and had symptoms like fever and cough a few days before passing away, the doctor explained, he would have listed “respiratory arrest” as the primary cause of death.

“I’ve never been encouraged to [notate ‘influenza’],” he said. “I would probably write ‘respiratory arrest’ to be the top line, and the underlying cause of this disease would be pneumonia … I might well put emphysema or congestive heart failure, but I would never put influenza down as the underlying cause of death and yet that’s what we are being asked to do here.” Continue reading “(vid) Dr. Jensen blasts ‘ridiculous’ CDC coronavirus death count guidelines that artificially inflate the numbers”