EU ban on travel from U.S. relies on misleading coronavirus data, punishes testing gains
the U.S. government has effectively invited exaggerated COVID-19 numbers in multiple ways, including:
- The CDC does not require COVID-19 positivity to declare a case as coronavirus
- The CDC has conflated “death with” the virus and “death from” to the extent that the number of fatalities attributed to COVID-19 may be highly inflated.
- The Medicare program that covers Americans over age 65 pays a 20% premium if a case is declared COVID-19, which creates a strong temptation for hospitals to overcount.